I had a great summer last year and got out on my mountain bike almost every day. I was in great shape coming into the winter, however in winters past I had trouble maintaining my riding stamina. I needed a plan! My wife suggested we get a spinner bike; she said, “It’s just like riding a regular bike”. “That’s great” I said, “I’ll be able to maintain a riding regimen through winter”. The first two weeks went fantastic, I was ecstatic, trying to convince everyone I knew that they should do the same thing. Week three: I missed a day, but I was still good. Week four: I missed two days. I told myself I couldn’t become that person that gets a piece of work out equipment, never use it, and eventually donate it to Goodwill. So I charged back; putting in huge rides and really pushing myself. Then the inevitable happened, I got sick (kids bring home about every disease imaginable). I couldn’t possibly work out today; I wouldn’t want to get sicker I told myself. I’ll start up again in a few days…. Day’s turned to weeks and, of course, weeks turned into months; now spring is around the corner and I haven’t been on the bike in months. These next few weeks getting back into shape should prove to be pretty painful, I suspect. Next winter will be different, right?