Saturday, March 3, 2007

I'm done with winter

Today I had planned to ride with Curt, Doug, Adam, et al at noon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to talk myself into riding outside and did an hour on the trainer instead. I realize that sounds a little crazy but seriously, I've had it with winter. I'm sick of the snow and tired of below average temperatures. Perhaps my attitude is a natural consequence of spending last week in Phoenix and traveling to San Francisco this Thursday and Friday for business. If riding requires my neoprene booties I'm not going out. Thermal tights? No way am I leaving the house. Knee and arm warmers are ok. A wind vest is fine. But heavy, full fingered gloves? Forget it, I'll stay indoors.

Speaking of San Francisco, I was sitting in my hotel room Thursday night surfing the internet when the building started shaking. As I was trying to decide if I should get dressed or stand under a door jam it stopped. A quick Google search led me to this site where I learned it was a 4.2 magnitude quake originating 1 mile NE of Lafayette, CA. I was a bit nervous until I saw that there had been 50+ recorded earthquakes in the area the past week. I guess an earthquake now and then is no big deal when you live in the bay area.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did both today... Trainer and outside. It was cold outside but still a thousand times better than the trainer.

I'm sick of winter too. Looking forward to it getting warm soon. It always seems a week away.

-Curt

Adam Lisonbee said...

I hear you. Winter has worn out its welcome. And like you, riding in Arizona ruined me. I need the warm sun.