Some days I agonize about whether or not to ride my bike outside. Even with the major improvement of a smart trainer and video game-like ride platform, I don’t get the mental health benefit of being unavailable and out of the house when I ride in the garage.
But some days I don’t agonize, because the weather is so abysmal that, even though I would commute in it, but I’d never voluntarily leave the house to ride in it. Think: 37 degrees, steady rain, in the pitch dark.
Today was one such day, or at least it was when I took the outside picture (right before sunset).
By the time I finished my ride, the weather had more than validated my decision to stay home: it transitioned from rain to sloppy wet snow that accumulated an inch or so within an hour.
Hooray for trainer riding, after all!