The snarling Badger is enough to keep one motivated or on your toes.
I just finished a pretty good session on my turbo trainer and as I go through the physical and mental barrier here's what keeps me sane...
I'm watching old races for extra motivation. I went to Youtube and discovered the exciting queen stage of the 2017 Giro d'ltalia. It's long so break it up to a few sessions.
The first rider to wear a helmet?
The great Jean Robic; winner of the 1947 Tour de France.
In 1944, Jean Robic fractured his skull and finished Paris-Roubaix. Afterwards, he took to wearing a leather helmet, and I believe the first rider to wear one. His nickname, "Old leather-head."