October 1st. The weather outside is cold (30 degrees), and windy. Motivation to ride is only meager. Maybe one should ride the trainer and/or rollers?
Question- What to do? Ride or not ride?
Answer- It depends on your goals. Are you a roadie who's season just ended and your next race is March 2010? Are you full on in the Cyclecross season? Or are you just wanting exercise to burn off the margaritas and fajitas from last night you are feeling guilty about?
Reader Digest Answers-
Roadie- stay on the couch. October is the one month you can rest guilt free. You should NOT be riding. Training starts Nov. 1st.
CX racer- Get out and ride! Cross season is a fall winter sport. Suck it up, put on your hat, gloves, tights and get your workout done.
Guilty eater and drinker- if it makes you feel better then ride! There will be others out there riding to keep you company. The more you ride, the more you can eat and drink!! :)