I also came to the conclusion (thanks to a close friend) that I rode all those years to escape what was dragging me down. I can’t argue that point one bit. She was very correct in her assessment.
Now, with that being said, I AM still a cyclist. Once a cyclist, ALWAYS a cyclist. It’s in my blood. I do enjoy riding. I just need to rediscover WHY I ride.
I have gotten back into reading some cycling blogs for inspiration. They are working. I’m dropping my commuter bike off at my favorite bike shop to get an overhaul-like tune up. Brakes, gears, derailleurs, etc… The works! I can’t wait to get it back in tip top shape. This is my yellow GT bike that I have had for close to 20 years. My favorite bike. My “go to” bike. God, I love riding that bike.
So, it’s time to blow off the dust on the blog here and get riding and writing again.