Winter Training means training in the winter, correct? Outside? So it’s the same as Any Other Time of Year Training?
It’s definitely outside?
Good because in my mind it’s definitely not in the comfort of your own home hooked up to the cycling-equivalent of a hamster wheel, trapped in cycling virtual reality.
My Winter Training is outside – just with a few modifications from Spring/Summer/Autumn Training.
After a nasty fall on black ice a few years back, I mothball my road bike for winter in favour of my Mountain Bike, where falling is part of the fun. Although a combination of cloudless sky/winter sun and a G!ro coffee ride is hard to resist, whilst wearing every item of cycling clothing I own to ward off the Siberian-esque chill, the road bike is dragged out of the cellar.
If it snows then there’s my ‘ under-used fat bike* – the epitome of Winter Training! And wind, rain or snow there’s still commuting. Winter Training is definitely not an excuse for not going outside.
Currently this is all hypothetical. I’m off games. My 2nd hand operation means no cycling until 2017. This winter my Winter Training will fit the more widely accepted definition of Winter Training: in the comfort of my own home hooked up to the cycling-equivalent of a hamster wheel, trapped in cycling virtual reality.
2016 is the year of post-truth self-contradictions after all: “there is some connection between humanity and climate change”
. Who said that?
The Smart Turbo Trainer has arrived and assuming I can set it up, my 1 handed adventures in cycling virtual reality will begin…
*a bike-build vanity project that should be sold (to make room for an Adventure Road bike)