Michele from Michele in Transition and I have teamed up again, this time with a bike "challenge"!
The concept is pretty simple, from November 1st to December 13th get in 18 rides (about 3 rides per week). The distance, intensity, speed, etc. is up to you! These rides can be done outside, on the trainer or on a stationary bike, as long as you are riding it counts!
Yesterday, Mike and I got out for our last weekday ride of the year. With the time change this weekend, it is going to be almost impossible for us to ride after work. We might still be able to get a few weekend rides in, as long as the roads are clear of debris and aren't icy we'll try to ride outside!
The ride yesterday was a little bit cold, even though it was perfect weather for running that doesn't always translate onto the bike. My feet, face and hands were the worst! Although I have a bunch of warm weather cycling clothes, I don't have a lot of cold weather cycling clothes. I was wearing my cold weather running clothes, but I don't think that they were warm enough!
Old photo of Mike on the trainer last winter
Since our tri bikes aren't safe to ride outside in the winter, I won't worry about getting too many cold weather cycling clothes but I might purchase some things for late fall and early spring rides. Suggestions are welcome!
This challenge will be a great way for me and Mike to keep up with cycling in the colder months, and I am almost at 1,500 cycling miles for the year! I may be able to get 2,000 miles if I try really hard!
If you are interested in joining the challenge, check out the Facebook group here!
Do you ride outside in the winter? What are you favorite trainer workouts (looking for some to use!)?