Monday, February 11, 2013

Spinning Wheels

The other weekend, a friend helped me to hook up the indoor bike trainer that my biking friend, Reba, lent to me. The first thought I had was, "Well, no cars can get me in here!" :) (unless they veer off the road outside and come through the house!) You can see my bike from the bike accident propped up against the wall in the background.

I rode on the trainer for a little while the other night. It's a bit loud - maybe I should get my iPod and listen to music when riding it, to drown out the noise. I feel like a gerbil in an exercise wheel....spinning but getting nowhere. Safe, but not a lot of fun... Maybe I'll grab a bike magazine or bike-related book to read while I spin... At least it will distract my mind.

Well, at least the weather is climate-controlled inside my room...don't have to be concerned about dressing for the weather! :)

I think I heard a Spring bird outside the other day....Spring will be here pretty soon... (37 days....but who's counting?!) I hope my arm and arm muscles will be ready then to hop on and go for a spin outside. Think I'll ride on some car-free bike paths to start with. :)


Lena said...

How awesome you're back on the bike! I used to cycle indoors like that and so get the gerbil feeling. Used to watch TV to help pass the time and distract me from the noise. I like the iPod idea. And it must be nice not to have to put multiple layers on to get on the bike...almost forgot what that's like. :D

Spring is right around the corner. Great time to get back on the trails ;) Hopefully your physical therapy is doing it's job and you'll be ready to hit those trails!

Spence said...

That's great that you've got a stationary bicycle to use, you could watch a movie while cycling. I have DP Pacer 200 stationary bike I got in a thrift store, I use it to warm up in the morning.
Hope you to the physical therapy as well. Take care.

John said...

Congrats on getting back on a bike. I have heard those trainers and they are loud, rumor has it the tire tread has a lot to do with that. You might try a slick road tire. Good luck. =)

Dee Dee said...

Awesome re biking indoors. That's a good way to keep those biking muscles in shape. I too am looking forward to spring. I haven't ridden my bike for a week because of the weather.