Q: I live in the northwest so sometimes getting out to ride in the winter can be a battle. At a certain point during the winter you just get sick of staring at the wall on your trainer in the garage. Whats your best method of motivation to just get out and ride? – J. Rickards
A: I have four things to say about winter cycling motivation:
1. Do the short, hard days inside. The longer ones outside on skis or on foot. It’s OK not to do all of your winter training in the saddle.
2. Travel to somewhere warm and ride at least once during the winter.
3. Solicit friends to suffer with you outside when the Spring weather is cold and rainy.
4. Remember “pay now or pay later” and just get out the door.