With spring time fast arriving in Toronto, I am hoping to get started with some early spring training once I return from a quick trip to Utah. I don’t know this’ll happen if temperatures continue to be looking to be in the low single digits.
I’m hoping that once I return from my trip to Utah, things will be significantly warmer for the first weekend of April. I’ve been doing a bit of reading on training and it is suggested that cyclists training should start off with short one-hour rides. I might even start with less than that if the weather is that cold.
I’ll also need to see if any of my toques can fit under my helmet and will work effectively. I think I caught a brief cold in mid-late March as a result of wind chill and my toque was practically useless as I could feel the cold wind blowing right through.
In the meanwhile, I’ve focused on learning more about my own bike, a Trek 3700, a 2010 model if I remember correctly. There’s a lot to learn and I haven’t figured out which bicycle maintenance book to buy yet — but a friend and I have signed up for a bicycle maintenance clinic at MEC. It’s $10 for an hour’s worth of learning, and you don’t have to bring your own bike (which is good because I live a fair distant away from the MEC store in Toronto). I’m excited to see what I’ll learn and be able to put into practice when I bring out my bike for some spring cleaning!
Between the bike and the weather, I’ve got a lot of figuring out to do…!