Oh well, I knew it was going to happen. This morning I had to do my 6AM ride at the gym instead of on the road. Yesterday we had an unexpected snow and the roads were still a little slushy in spots, not worth the risk so I went to the gym instead. They installed a new machine, one with a video display. You follow a pace rider around a course, you have to steer and of course the effort goes up as the grade increases. The machine tracks watts and hear rate. I found it rather fun and I was dripping with sweat when I was done.
I hope to mostly stay on the road for another few weeks but by mid December I am sure I will get to know every course that machine has to offer. Between that, spin and the core strength weight training I really hope not to loose too much over the winter. Skiing is also just around the corner. Should be a busy winter.