Aaaaand it sucks. January was not nice. January is never really nice to most people. It can’t make up it’s mind where I live. Should it be nice with 50-60 degree days or should it taketh away with 15 degree days and snow. February has more of the same and can really mess you up in the head by giving more of the same. Well, on the nice days I am travelling at work. At home, it is crap. This seems to be the constant in the experiment. At least I was able to use the trainer in the spare room on occasion. At this point people start feeling down about their goals. I can only imagine what people living where Winter lasts 5 months go through. They start to sit and get tired of not doing anything with what they are training for. I would. I am. Shoot, earlier this week I asked myself what I am doing all of this for. I asked this because the local social bicycling club is a large group and they are all involved, some involved in racing with other small teams of friends competing. That would be great stuff to do! Tuesday nights are the ride or spin nights. I am working. Saturday mornings I could possibly do but those are also for the longer rides when they start up. Saturday mornings I should be alright with I think. Assuming the family doesn’t need any special things, ie: Sick kids or what not.
I am training the skill here and need to pick something to do with it like a fun ride or race of some kind. An open classic type or Criterium perhaps is a good way to go but I have to sign up for one and I have no idea about the schedule of work to let me do that this early in advance. Work has already taken every possible Tuesday night spin class from me. Family time must be had when possible. I have limits and this is where I start to think about why I am doing this If I can’t even attend the basic purpose of why we ride bikes. It’s fun with friends and family. That is the downer. Where’s the schedule allowance for that? I guess the family part is the way to go. Ride with them. Take care of them with bikes. Any extra things to get them into? Then try a race….If I’m around for such a thing.