The real miracle of the internet age is that if you're looking to buy something specific, you'll find it eventually if you know where to look. Specifically, I was looking for a wind trainer in Chicago that I could pick up cheap and not have to worry about shipping. I found it earlier this week, and won it on ebay for 50 bucks.
I picked it up this morning and set up was easier than I expected. Before getting the bike on, the hardest part was setting up the second bedroom to function as more than just the treadmill room.
eventually turned into this
Not too bad. Putting the raleigh in with its bolt-on wheels was a little tricky but I think it will work. A riser for the front wouldn't be a bad idea either if it helps steady the set up, I never have the most faith in my balance sitting still.
Again, a good way to fill some time and get riding again. It's entirely possible all it will take to get a job offer is finding a different way to keep riding, but until then at least I can ride.
Current beer-scale: 4.1