The exercise bike is now up in my office. No stairs to navigate to use it!
After riding Thursday, I rode the exercise bike again today. I even got Coach Penwiper to join me for his traditional snuggle.
I actually feel that today over all I did too much with my legs (I'm wobbly), but not horribly so.
Since my MS relapse in April (which I seem mostly recovered from), I've let the conditioning of my legs go. This (and perhaps the MS) affects my balance, which in turn discourages using them, which in turn ...
The bike is not a pure be-all-end-all of conditioning, but it is certainly a good start.
After 16 years, I know the bike is easy to use, I just have to get on it. The bike moving upstairs is specifically helps that; while the bike is out of my way, it's in my face everytime I walk into the office -- a good thing. And my office has AC, which allows a ride even in the warmth of the afternoon (good for when I am disorganized, like today).
My biggest problem is the bike is directly under the left stereo speaker (stereo separation, what's that?). THAT is a first world problem, and I can name four solutions (cheap even!) off the top of my head. My first try will be connecting a cheap pair of speakers run off the secondary zone of the stereo with a cable which has been in storage since Massachusetts and a small adapter which should show up Monday. (If it doesn't show up on time, I've got plans C and H on tap with toys on hand -- my next ride WILL happen on schedule.)