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There is only one thing worse than riding in the wind and rain and that’s riding indoors on a turbo trainer. It’s dull, it hurts and it can get very hot. But when the weather is like it has been (thanks to the green fingered types who were praying for rain) the choice is limited. Get out on the bike only to return thoroughly drenched and cold or stay indoors on the ‘rack’.
Well on Sunday the ‘rack’ won as the day started grey and wet and didn’t get any better. It’s the first time I’ve been on the turbo for a year (I hate it that much) so limited it to just over an hour, mostly getting a feel for the new bike set up but also threw in a few harder efforts to keep things interesting.
And surprisingly, I have to say it was good fun – propped up on a copy of Nigela’s new book (it’s better than using it for cooking) and the Thompson Local as I sweated buckets all over a tea towel and the conservatory floor. But it was only an hour; any longer and it I’d have lost the will to live, even when wired into the Actress album on the iPod.