The whipping winds and just being uncomfortable hampers the performance of the training. This is just my opinion, but personally I think the day is ruined if you go out only do half the time prescribed and if you’re uncomfortable the entire time. A church member says, “I passed you on the road the other day and it was maybe 28 degrees.” I smile and say yep, I won’t ride if it’s much colder than that, I just setup indoors and spend a few hours in front of the TV. The entire time this church brother is looking at me like this man is crazy, and I’m thinking those other guys are crazy riding in 10 degree weather. Those are the crazy guys, right?! Plus they don’t “race” bikes; they wouldn’t understand what it takes. There are plenty of articles about riding inside verses riding outside during these dreadful winter months. I’ve written a few over the years. I personally feel there is a “too cold” point. This point is different for different riders. While I am fine at 25-30, I know some that won’t ride if it’s 40. So while you’re laid up sick, missing workouts and completing 50% of workouts, me and my clients are healthy and ready for spring.
5 comments I dislike while winter cycling
1. It’s too Cold.
2. Man up! - followed by its 20 degrees.
3. You don’t get as good of a workout on a trainer. (false Statement or weighted statement)
4. I thought it was going to warm up today.
5. I should have… Always followed by ridden the rollers, or gone on that ride outside. Never look back. We always “should have”… I should have worn my other gloves. I should have used the winter wheels. I should have waited until later, it warmed up today. No no no no! Be comfortable with what you did do and call it a day, well of course unless you did nothing! Then I’d be worried.