The year I moved into my house, I was trying to get back into cycling shape after not riding much the previous year. Much like 2011, I spent a lot more time on the motorbike in 2003 than I did on the pushbike, and I had gained about 20 pounds in the process.
Unlike 2011, I didn't have any tendinitis, or other medical issues keeping me off of the bike. I just wasn't that excited about riding. But, that is another story for another day. This story is about riding rollers.
I was eating a rather low-cal diet, at the time, and riding hard on my rollers six nights a week. On the seventh day, God rested, so I figured I should, as well. My plan worked well, and I lost the 20 pounds, plus a little. (Since then, I have found about 10 of those pounds, and I am in the process of misplacing the weight, again.)
One night, I was tired of watching network TV as I rode, and I didn't feel like listening to music, so I put in a DVD, called V-Four Victory. It features a lap around the Isle Of Man TT course, from the perspective of a rider mounted on a Honda V-Four race bike.
It was a good choice, as I felt as though I was riding my bike around the Isle, at a crazy-fast speed! All went well until the rider banked suddenly to the right...and so did I.
The resulting crash scared the dog, broke my cyclometer mount, and put a huge bruise on my right arm. Not bad, considering I was traveling (onscreen) at about 140 mph.