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The Final Trainer Push to the Spring; the Last… err, Last Phase.


February 2019

Well, if you haven’t gotten the news yet, go ahead and look out the window.  Spring is going to be put off for a minute.  Or several.  In fact, up here in Michigan-land it looks like it’s looking more like 21,600 minutes – at least (that’s 15 days).  All I have to say about this is directed at Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog:  “Kiss my ass, Phil.”

So, after one really nice day on the road bikes and a colder day on the tandem, it’s right back into the freezer.  What to do?

We’re already maxed out on our hardest gear and we’ve been pushing that for a week, so what could we possibly add?


This doesn’t have to be anything too crazy.  If you’re watching commercial TV, it’s easy – your intervals are through the commercials.  With a movie, no commercials, it’s a little more challenging.  You don’t have to get too technical with it, either.  The idea is to get out of the comfort zone that we’ve built up to.  Every once in a while, when you feel good and rested, crank it up for a minute or two – give it a 120 or 130 rpm cadence to get the sweat flowing.

It may not be riding outdoors, but you’ll be more than ready once spring does get here.

Ride hard my friends.


  1. unironedman says:

    “When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter. From Punxsutawney, it’s Phil Connors. So long.”

  2. joliesattic says:

    Yes, spring is taking it’s time, even here in sunny CA, although we can still ride comfortably. Sometimes I think our homes are colder than the outside.

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