Bill and I did hill intervals for one hour yesterday. It was 27 degrees and windy, there is not much of a shoulder to ride on, the Michigan winter was brutal on the road surface, and towards the top of the hill is a gravel pit so I had to contend with truck drivers spilling gravel and flipping me the finger. Overall a great ride. I have a good feeling about this season.
At 6-something 240 lbs, Bill looks more like an ultimate fighter than a bicycle racer. Since he is spotting me around 90 lbs, I figured I would drop him on the climbs but I couldn't pull away. This challenge is exactly what I need.
Tonight I will drop the kids off at dance practice and go to a spinning class. Riding indoors is hard once you start riding outside but scheduling is the key right now.