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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Welcome to Cold, Rainey Indiana!

That's it, it stinks in Indiana this weekend! It's cold, wet and we fortunately just missed an ice storm. Looks like a trainer weekend.

The thing I hate about the trainer is no matter how interesting the Spinnerval disc is or how good of a movie I watch, I still feel like a gerbil on an exercise wheel! If the weather would turn to snow even, I could get the old Royce Union out and ride the snow even. I actually like riding in snow.....it's fun!

Well, it appears I have a new reader, and welcome, Historian. If you look down in my sidebar, you'll find a link to Historian on Two Wheels. He's a fellow cyclist trying to lose weight and improve his health. This is a goal I heartily endorse.

Well, to the main point of this post. What I want to know is how do you make your indoor training time interesting? I don't care if you are riding a trainer, using an elliptical, Nordic Track, treadmill or what! How do you motivate yourself?

Also, on my Sidebar is a link to my Tour de Cure Page. As I mention frequently, I am seeking sponsorship in the Tour. It's easy to do, believe me. Go to my page and see just how easy it is. If you are a little hesitant to use the credit card, don't worry, it is a verisign secure setup. I NEVER see your card information. That is all handled by the American Diabetes Association. I am captain of Team Stormcrowe and another option you have is to join the team for the ride!

There are a couple of ride options.
  1. Ride laps at the track
  2. Ride one of the Road rides starting and ending at the Speedway (I'm doing the 75K ride and completing another 25 K riding around the track to get a metric century in).
Do support my efforts to help here.


uncadan8 said...

Hey Tom, I will post on my blog about the motivation factor for trainer time. It is a difficult thing to do, but putting significant time in on the trainer will make spring time much more enjoyable.

Tom Stormcrowe said...

I'll drop by!

Jill said...

I know what you mean about riding in winter rain. It wears you down! Keep up the good work. I think my miles for this week are 170.3. Thanks!

publicenergy said...

I struggle in winter too and need all of the mind tricks I can lay my hands on to keep me at it!

I discovered your blog via the current b-list doing the rounds and I must say I'm blown away by your achievement. I was diagnosed with diabetes in late 2003 and dropper around 85 pounds mostly as a result of taking up mountain biking.

Respect due fella!

Tom Stormcrowe said...

Thanks Publicenergy! I'll be dropping by!

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