Some people detest ‘riding’ (it’s not riding, is it?) inside while others spend most of the year doing it. I have an ex-client in NYC who nearly exclusively devotes his time to pedaling on his trainer, while another more loyal client refuses outright to do indoor training. Part of why he rides is to be out in nature.
For me the start of trainer sessions beckons the beginning of my training year, when I actually have a training year. I like the trainer a lot, if I can do it for max an hour and a half. I can get a structured ‘ride’ in and can watch old races, all the while not getting hit by cars.
Today was the first of my season, so I naturally started wondering what I’ll do with all this next year. Keeping up with my clients is probably a worthy enough goal, but I might need a bit more. It’ll probably come to me the next time the Mistral keeps me from riding outside.