I started numbering my indoor rides when we began this whole ‘confinement’ business and I really never imagined that I’d be coming close to ‘Covid-19’; but there it is – I’ll probably hit it this weekend.
I have to say that it’s painful and depressing to be sitting in my office every day when the weather has been just about perfect for the past +3 weeks. It doesn’t help that everyone I know on Strava who doesn’t live in France, Spain or Italy is outside doing monster rides. Jealous? Probably.
And then I think about guys I know who are in Canada and are living this life all winter and I feel a little better. It also helps to know that I have no way of either getting contaminated with coronavirus, nor of spreading it if I have it. I tell myself that I’m being a good citizen, as they like to remind us to be in France.
All that being said, if I run out of actual races to watch on YouTube while on the trainer, and am forced to sit through another virtual one like the Tour of Flanders, I might throw caution to the wind, take my bike outdoors, and hope the gendarmes are on their lunch break.