Saturday, February 14, 2009

Finally able to get back on the bike.

This past week, I was finally able to get back on my bike. I can't tell you how good it felt to get out & finally ride again. I was going totally stir crazy the entire time I had been under the weather. I haven't really been pushing it, but I was able to ride 3 days this week so far. My legs really were feeling it the first ride back, but on the last ride I did, they felt pretty good. I rode the road bike home from work for the last ride & had a headwind the entire time, but my legs stayed with me the entire ride. I was surprised that my average speed was as high as it was considering the headwind I had on the way home. I just bought me a couple of new toys to help me get back to where I want to be. I bought a new adjustable fluid trainer that should be much quieter than my old wind trainer. The other new toy is a set of rollers. I've never ridden rollers before but a friend told me he can teach me to ride them in 20 minutes. I'm planning on going up to see him & let him teach me how to ride them. I've heard that they help your bike handling skills & improve your pedal stroke. I certainly hope that they do what I've been told they do. I need all the help I can get. I'm going out of town next week for work, but I'm planning on taking my bike & new fluid trainer with me to keep back in the routine. I'll let everyone know what's going on. I'm sorry I haven't posted in some time, but really haven't had anything to say while being sick & didn't want to whine on here. Thanks to everyone who reads & you're feedback is greatly appreciated.