...because I haven't been able to get on a bike in over a week.
Back in September, when I decided I needed to start cleaning up my act health-wise, one of the biggest changes I made was to try to stop traveling so much. I commuted weekly to the west coast for about six years, and even though I stopped doing that a couple of years ago I still was spending much more time on airplanes than is good for anybody. I've cut way back since September, but last week and this week I've got trips that I simply could not get out of.
I haven't yet found a good solution for cycling when I'm on the road, and it's driving me a little bit nuts. Stationary exercise bikes in hotel fitness centers seem to be the best bet, and I get on them every chance I get. But I don't really like 'em, despite the fact that I enjoy time on my trainer back home. Renting a bike locally at most locations seems like a huge hassle, and taking a bike with me would be even worse. So try as I might, I don't really see any decent solution other than saying no more often and just staying home.
For now, I'm spending lots of time perusing cycling forums, reading cycling magazines, and so forth. Armchair cycling... now that's a really weird concept.
One more week to go...