Solo Rider, always DFL
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Bikes: Cannondale T800, Schwinn Voyageur
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Last year was bad in terms of a whole bunch of nagging physical issues (broken collarbone, broken toe, little thing here and there) and it's dark and cold at night... easier to go out for a quick twenty minutes running than spend 15 getting everything ready to take a ride at the moment.
I think while riding more extensively the body composition changed, fat turned to muscle etc., but over time I didn't cut much of any significant weight over a year.
Don't know either why riding's not having that effect, even though the fitness improves...
I also don't have that high calorie a diet, although I could be more careful. I just want to have another activity where I have an easier time staying warm and can build up fitness and muscle strength a bit differently in the meantime while waiting for slightly better weather.
Weekends it's easy enough to motivate to get out for a ride, but during the week when the weather is more iffy, and it's pitch dark when I get home I just find I'm not getting myself out there on the bike.