Don’t get me wrong, the trainer has been good to me so far this winter. However, winter continues to unleash the fluffy stuff on us in the Mid-Atlantic, specifically Virginia. I miss the trails and the outside air, while thrashing through gnarly singletrack. That will have to wait a bit longer as we’re once again watching white flakes fall to the already 2feet on the ground. I will continue to ride my trainer and never doubt its effectiveness. It has been a plus in keeping me in shape this winter, for without it I would be a vegetative mess. I do long for the day when I’m not staring at a monitor in front of me, while I pedal endlessly through the hot thick air in our spare bedroom. I have been getting in the gym for some weight training and since the snow is on the ground, I have taken up sledding. Sledding is fun and you don’t need skill to do it. You can just fall down and go. I have been using my river board as a sled. It is awesome and fast. Now you might ask why a river board, well let me tell you. Expedition Adventure Racing at times requires a river board to navigate through white water. These opportunities have been minimal as of late. So, it takes up a spot in the closet collecting dust and I thought why not. I told my dad this and he recounted when he was a kid that he used trash can lids. Similar and both effective at launching down a snow covered hill. You got to make the most of it folks. I will soldier on and training will continue even if it means on my reliable trainer for it has been loyal and dependable unlike the weather.