Archive for March, 2010
Well, the work situation is still a bit hectic. As I mentioned before, my day job is as a computer programmer and I launched a new system a few weeks ago.
Since that time the inevitable fires have needed putting out. Of course this involves a significant amount of time outside of work in order to keep things under control. Any time I could get on the bike was a godsend.
Thankfully, I was able to get in my four rides on the trainer each week. A welcome time to decompress before I buckled down to crank out some more code.
Last week I was fortunate to have my last two rides of the week outside! It’s always such a great feeling to get out there again. Four and a half months straight of trainer rides can wear on you.
Now I get to play that game where I have to decide when the trainer is done for good and schedule a time for the annual tune up at the LBS. I know I will be back on the trainer at least until Wednesday.
Thanks to the vest I got last year (a Pearl Izumi Zephyrr), I have lowered my threshold temperature down to around 50°F. I know that it’s supposed to be in the low 50s in the latter part of the week but that’s still a good 7-8° above average.
I’ll take it. Any day with a ride outside is a good one. When things get crazy at work some people drink, get prescriptions or take it out on other people. I ride a bike. As simple as it sounds, the act of positive physical stress is cleansing to my mind. That cold spring air along with it is a bonus.