Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brazos River valley, south central TX
Bikes: 2005 Surly LHT; 2006 Surly CrossCheck with Extracycle; 1987 Schwinn World Sport as urban cruiser
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Tx training IS wintertime
With my heat-sensitivity, the winters in cen. Texas ARE training times. By May, only the early morning temps are low enough for me to be able to push on rides. Most organized rides occur before June & only the Hotter-'n-Hell 100 is held in August (or is it July?) up in Wichita Falls. So, Stapfam, I can't really relate since our seasons seem reversed - I'm looking forward to our winter. Of course the same goes for gardening & yard work - most gardeners here favor the fall/winter/spring, Oct - March because of the temperatures. Here, the lettuce gets bitter by May, tomatoes stop fruiting by July, arugula never seems to taste good except in January/February.
The spinning classes at Golds Gym locally are mostly 'RPM' which is interval, heartrate training & not just the sweet-young-thing playing her favorite tunes and exhorting the class. And I prefer the spinning classes in the summer to rising at 6 am to curse the temps hovering around 80 degrees. Altho spinning is quite boring, at least half the regular class members seem to be 50+ types.
They're beautiful handsome machines that translate energy into joy.