Monday, January 08, 2007

Weather Roulette

It's warm and windy here, the kind of weather that can bring sudden torrential downpours before you can say "stranded on a bicycle eighteen miles from home". But the non-frosty weather was too great a temptation and I strapped on my helmet and headed out anyways for a short ride in the afternoon sun (did not get soaked, luckily) . By Thursday, it's supposed to be down in the teens, so that will put a lid on my cycling outdoors for at least awhile and it will be back to the trainer I go.

Unfortunately, I just ran out of good stuff to watch while riding. I've been working my way through the British drama series MI-5, which has been great. Each episode is an hour long, and gripping enough that I'm working up a sweat before I know it. I sadly put the last disc of the 3rd season back in its case, and now I have to figure out what to start up with next. It has to be something pretty engaging, or I get bored quickly. But not too engaging, I discovered, after falling off of my trainer in a "gotcha" moment while watching 28 Days Later (excellent movie, highly recommended when you're not pedaling anything and not home alone at night). Luckily, no one was around to laugh at me for that one.

If anyone out there in Blogland has good suggestions for dark winter trainer rides, I'd love to hear them!


Audrey said...

i'm about to jump on the Grey's Anatomy bandwagon :)

Katie said...

i enjoy "Alias" - at least Seasons 1-3 (they get descendingly worse from there).