Wednesday, December 4, 2019

strongly thinking of hanging up this blog

I am in a place in my life where I've grown tired of describing things to people who live far away.
When I ride I mostly ride alone. Because I'm too slow for the folks I used to be able to keep up with.
I need too many bathroom breaks now to handle super-long rides without a motorized exit strategy (i.e., having someone come get me or being close to transit).
When I don't ride it's because I'm physically and/or mentally tired, depressed, creaky and cold. I ride less often in the winter than I used to.
I'm older, slower and creakier, and riding hurts sometimes now.
I still enjoy puttering on bicycles at home and will continue to do so.
I'll still ride for transportation and, on warmer days, for pleasure.
But honestly, how many times can I blog about riding to the same places over and over again before it becomes silly?
So yeah, I thinking of retiring this blog. I'll leave it here but may not add much more to it as time goes by. Because doing so feels redundant and it's time for me to stop repeating myself. I'm too young for that just yet.
Rubber side down, kids, and happy riding.