Friday, January 21, 2011

The "joy" of winter in Iowa

This is NOT the view we enjoyed last year at this time while living in Viterbo, Italy. Instead what you see here is a view taken in the shop from the saddle of a bicycle clamped into a trainer in front of a small TV screen with a cycling video playing on DVD. Single-digit temps to go with our snow has kept us off the skiis except for one day a week ago. Tomorrow's supposed to bring us double-digit temps and little to no wind so some XC ski-skating might be fun -- after a few more sessions on the trainer, ANYTHING outside will start to look good! If we can remember to bring the camera with us we'll try to get a photo to post. Have a great weekend!


  1. 8 below right now in the western burbs of Chicagoland. What that means is that you will find me on the bike trainer again tomorrow. Great way to get in shape!!!

  2. I don't find it a great way to get into shape, more a way to lose less of whatever condition I already have going into the winter. Two or three 45 minute sessions a week is the max for me even with video entertainment.