I Guess I'm Getting Lazy
I haven't done much bicycling, lately. For most of the summer, I was nursing the Achilles Tendon on my right leg, and didn't ride at all.
Now, I am riding again, but I am only riding back and forth to work. And, I am only doing that when the weather is bad.
Having broken my consecutive-days streak at 838, I find myself unmotivated to ride when the weather is nice. I jump on the motorbike, and putt back and forth. The advantage to that is that I get home a little less tired and sweaty, and I have more time and energy for some of my other pastimes (music, in particular).
But, the lazy thing is that I don't even get on the bike, for fun, on the weekends. Though, I have to admit, that a great part of the reason for that is that I don't have anybody to ride with, generally. Most of my old gang, with whom I rode constantly, 10 years ago, have moved on in life and don't have as much time for riding.
Babies have been born, other babies have gotten old enough that they have a lot of activities that need to be attended, health issues have cropped up (such as my tendonitis, as well as other things for other people)...We just aren't as young and active as we used to be.
I don't have the kid situation affecting me, and my health is good enough to allow a lot more riding than I have been doing, lately. But, I just don't enjoy riding alone as much as I used to. I actually blame that on the long-term daily commuting.
An hour and a half a day, every work day, for four years was plenty of solitary riding to suit me.
Maybe I need to join a club, or form a club, or club myself over the head with a seat post until I feel the need to ride alone. I don't know.
I really have a desire to go mountain biking since I didn't get to do much, this summer. But, a lot of the trails in the mountains are already snowed in. And, again, I have no desire to go out by myself.
Boo hoo for Jon.
I was going to upload some pictures from last week's snowy commute, but the computer doesn't seem to like the files.