It's that time of year again. The Xmas tree, lights and decorations are up. The temperatures have dropped, sometimes below zero. Any shape or form of cycling for me has moved to solely indoors. But, where's the snow? Rain, Rain, Rain all spring, summer and now December. For the last two years, I've been able to strike outdoor lights from the "honey do" list due to snow late November/early December. No excuses this year. My grass is still growing.
It's nearly time for the Wheeler family to make their yearly trip to Montreal to visit the Canadian out-laws. Which for me, usually means a solid week of running. Sometimes in knee deep snow. Remembering back to this time last year, I hadn't ran two months before the December holidays but, somehow I was lighter, leaner and generally felt like I was in better shape. Most likely due to a near religious routine or riding the rollers and spin class post Iceman. Opposed to a few weeks off inbetween then and now this year. Training has definitely started up for me. I've been hitting spin class with teammate Andy Staub, runnning and have got on the rollers and trainer once. Definitely a lot of work to do before now and the beginning of the season. I think the key will be just getting into routine again. The rest should take care of itself.
The picture above is a picture of our Xmas tree arriving home from Home Depot on my "suburban life pickup truck". I've been giving some thought lately about modifying my little trailer, adding some 2x4's, skewer mounts, my car topper and maybe a cooler to create a unique bicycle, bicycle gear and beer transportation device. Maybe a couple of flags, etc. Maybe I'll put a few hours in and gear it up for an event this coming season. It'd probably end up being more a rolling embarassment but, it'd be worth a laugh or two.
Anyways, back to the point of this post. Wanted to wish everyone on the team and in internet land Happy Holidays to you and their families.