I hear the trainer comin’ …


… to drive me round the bend,
and I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when. …

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15 Responses to “I hear the trainer comin’ …”

  1. Steve O Says:

    Just stay away from Reno, ok?


  2. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    A beautiful steel machine held captive by a sinister device. Surely it disturbs your harmony. Come middle of January, when you have had enough, a road trip to AZ would help restore your balance. I think you could deduct it from your taxes as a medical expense.

  3. veloben Says:

    Ooooh that looks painful. Damn, I know it’s painful. A mere 1:46 today a lousy 26.42 miles and my legs hate me, life isn’t worth living and the dog won’t acknowledge my existence. Hell there’s got to be a better way.

  4. khal spencer Says:

    I thought of bringing in the rollers today, esp since my better half boarded a plane yesterday to see family in India, but decided to put it off in favor of doing all sorts of other shit such as cleaning the garage, walking the dogs (2X), putting the snow tires on the car in anticipation of a foot of snow by tomorrow night, and sitting here on my ass with a Santa Fe Brewing Co IPA chased by a Saison 88 from the same folks. Maybe tomorrow. Unless I think of something else….

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      A foot? A guy can do something with a foot of snow. This piddly glazing we get around these parts just makes everything cold and dangerous, like Dick Cheney.

      • Khal Spencer Says:

        We got six to eight inches down here, more or less, and black ice everywhere. So between moving furniture and digging out, plenty of exercise. Its quite lovely outside, though.

        Not sure how much snow we got up in the Jemez, as I had a very sick dog to deal with all day and didn’t want to get too far from home. I suspect Molly, who we adopted about a year ago from an Albuquerque shelter, has serious separation anxiety due to my better half flying off 12 time zones away. Not that I am immune from moping about it. I’m using the time to re-arrange/throw some of the junk I collected over the years. Maybe bring in the rollers, too. I doubt the roads will be much fun this week. Just put the BMW on the trickle charger.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        The Boo looks for Herself.

        It sucks when they leave us, because we suspect, deep in our doggie hearts, that they are never coming back. And that we have it coming.

  5. Larry T. Says:

    Our answer to the crappy weather was to fly off to Italia. After some major delays and airline screwups, we’re here…a day late, but our white truffle dinner was scheduled for Sunday so we made it in time, complete with all of our luggage. Scored an update at the car rental when they saw all the stuff we had so we’re cruising around in a Fiat 500 L…the larger, much uglier one instead of the cute Cinquecento, but I can’t see it while driving so who cares? A couple of days up here in the chilly north doing some R & D for our Giro 2014 vacation, then down to Sicily where it’s warm. No pedala forte, just mangia bene on this trip.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Nice. Can you see me turning green with envy from there?

      • Larry T. Says:

        Certo! We delighted in the usual Piemonte antipasti (carpaccio, salame, a bit of carpione) then hit the truffles full-speed with fresh-egg pasta as the first course with about half of our truffle (weighed out on a gram scale at the table and price quoted, which will remain a secret, but it was more euros than the bottle of Ruche we enjoyed with it) shaved over, followed by a couple of fried eggs with the rest of the wonderful tuber shaved on top – one of the classic ways to enjoy tartufi. Dessert was a tris – zabaione, hazelnut cake and chocolate mousse washed down with chilled Moscato. The next morning we were raring to get in the car and head east to Vicenza. I’ll have more on the CycleItalia blog soon for those who are interested.

  6. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    The sun is out, the temp is rising. No riding today since the back, pulled it earlier, is not quite ready. But tomorrow is looking real good!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Bummer about the back, Patrick. But good news about the weather.

      Here in Bibleburg, it’s already warmer at 7:36 a.m. than it has been in several days. I’m gonna wrap up my chores early, as fast as I can, and see if I can slap a little rubber on the road.

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