It happens to most of us at some point in the year. You take time off the bike. Sometimes it is on purpose so you can get some rest (smart). And sometimes it is forced through travel, family and job commitments, injury or illness. I don't know about you, but when I'm off the bike for a while I start to harbor a strange mixture of feelings: anticipation and dread. The excitement of getting back to riding grows while at the same time I fear the change in my fitness and the suffering that will ensue. No matter how much I justify the loss of speed and endurance, it is always surprising how fast it goes away and how much it can hurt to get it back.

And if it is the cold that is keeping you off the bike, come in and check out the new clothing from Endura. So nice.