Since it's only mid September, I haven't quite finished riding outside yet but I have retired my tri bike for the season. It's taken up it's usual position, mounted on my Elite trainer, in front the of TV, not too far from the fan, ready for action.
When I came home last night, G was downstairs in the basement puttering around. I yelled hello and asked him what he was doing down there. "Being nice to you", was his response. Oh really? Of course I had to investigate. So I wandered downstairs to see him crouched in front of my bike mounting the controls to what I thought was his Computrainer to my aerobars. "I said Oh nice you're hooking up your Computrainer to my bike, that's so sweet." He looked at me funny. I then looked back to see that the trainer / flywheel part of his Computrainer was still sitting there with no bike on it. I looked back at my bike and saw it sitting on a red trainer. Wait a minute. My trainer is yellow. What the hell? I then started laughing hysterically and jumping up and down like a 5 year old. Christmas came early to the Kennedy Compound. The G-man had got me my very own Computrainer.
|The basement training den is now complete!|
|There is manual for this that I apparently have to read. Ugh.|
Not only do I think this will help improve my cycling, I also think it will be beneficial to my running as well. I plan on sticking to my FIRST training plan for Boston (3 days of running a week) and I will continue with 1 day a week of cycling, along with swimming and strength training. Once Boston is done, I'll add another day of cycling in and then I should be good to go for a solid season of triathlon racing.
I am still pretty gobsmacked that the G-man did this. It was a pretty amazing surprise to come home to, especially on a Monday. I think this is hands down the best surprise that I've ever gotten from G. Well done G-Man, well done.
What's the best surprise your significant other has given you?