Well, it’s time. It’s been almost 3 years now and it’s been fun, but I’m moving on.
In case you don’t know me, I tend to be a bit compulsive. (ok, maybe more than just a bit) I jump into and out of things regularly. And when I’m in to something I’m ALL the way in. I have to buy all the goodies that go with it, all the gear that you need, all the clothes that you wear and all the magazines that support it.
I’ve actually been given an award by the logging industry just for the amount of paper used in my magazine subscriptions. Evidently, I’m solely responsible for keeping an entire small northwestern town alive.
Well, that’s what happened a few years ago with biking. I bought a mt. bike and started riding once a week, then got a road bike and joined some friends, then I was riding at least twice a week. From there it only continued downhill to the point that I own 4 bikes, all the gear, several magazine subscriptions, have ridden several centuries, and actually evangelized almost my entire office about the benefits of cycling…….Well, enough already!
I want my life back! I want to be able to sit and read the paper on Saturday morning instead of getting up early to get ready for a ride, I want to be able to watch dancing with the stars instead of out doing the weekly night ride, I want to be able to walk through my garage without tripping over my or someone else's bike stuff.
Today, I listed all my bikes on craigslist, and am divesting myself of all jerseys, shorts, tights, arm warmers, leg warmers, little beanie caps for under the helmet, 16 pair of gloves and an entire garage full of parts, tools, and miscellaneous garbage.
I’ve decided exercise and the healthy lifestyle are really a bunch of baloney and I’m going to give it up.
I will no longer spend Monday’s sore from long weekend rides, my back won’t hurt, my knees won’t hurt, I won’t have various scrapes, cuts and bruises from mt bike accidents, I won't have a funny tan line from my jerseys, shorts and gloves, I won’t buy e-gel by the case and I won’t need enduralytes, because I never want to sweat or get my heart rate up again.
My goal now is going to be to relax and take things easy for a while until I come up with a new hobby.
Oh yeah…..April Fools……