Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tour de Trainer

With the announcement of the 2009 Le tour de France next week I thought it would be fun to incorporate that into my mundane trainer training.

For me to set and on a trainer for more that about 5 seconds is a major accomplishment. So in a attempt to add a little excitement to an other wise boring task I came up with "Tour de Trainer"

What is this you may ask? Simple! Every week you will ride a stage of the 2009 Le tour de France.

21ish stages with a prologue (or not) and 2 rest days. When the route is announced on Wednesday then we will have the total mileage.

The idea is,

Ride one stage a week 21 stages, 21 weeks. Divide them up however you want. If the weather is suitable for riding outside DO IT! We are not keeping score.

If you miss a day, you can make it up somewhere during the week or not, again we are not keeping score.

The point of this is at the start of nice weather you will have a head start on next years riding.

For those who do not need any encouragement, good for you. For the rest of us... Its a thought!

Peace and grease.



munsoned said...

Oh, I see. So like if stage one is 200km (124 miles), then that first week, you do 124 miles on the trainer/outside? That's a good idea. Hopefully this method will get some peeps motivated to hop on the trainer.

bryan said...

I'm intrigued. Do I have to put newspapers in my jersey when I simulate the downhills?

Grumpy said...

No need to save old news papers. Just air the front tire up, and the down hill goes away. And so dose the wind chill!