A bicycle – begining of a love affair!

I am hoping to use this blog to focus mostly on my biking activities.  I may also add other stuff which may interest me from time to time.

So about 5 years ago, the kids were getting ready to go to college and my wife and I started to wonder what we would do when they leave the nest. We started to have all the thoughts other parents have – are the kids ready, are we ready, do we like each other still to spend more time together now that the kids would be gone – since all our time and effort were focused on raising these kids, etc., etc…

Anyway, they survived, we survived and in fact thrived together as a couple while they were gone.  As a matter of fact, we thought something was wrong with us when we dropped our son off at college and were not in the least bit sad about him being gone.  We loved him but there comes a time….

Our daughter left the nest the following year but was close enough for us to visit regularly.  She eventually moved back into our home the following year and is now commuting to school – long story…

In addition to wondering how our lives would change – I realized that my life had centered around their lives and their activities.  I realized also that I had gotten terribly out of shape over the years and I needed to do something to get back into shape and get healthy. I had a gym membership – notice i did not say i went to the gym.  I jogged occasionally, used the many exercise equipment in the basement but could not find the motivation to do anything consistently – many many starts and stops.  I knew I did not want to get fat – and yet, I found myself on the path to going where i did not want to go.  The waistline expanded at a snails pace but after a few years, that snail had to travel a longer path to get around my stomach.  I found myself having to buy new pants with “relaxed fit” and “comfort” waistbands.  Something had to be done, but what?

Shortly after this realization, on a visit to a client’s office – I noticed a bicycle sitting in his office and commented that I rode a bike when I was in high school – until I was able to drive and then the bike disappeared.  I remember thinking how much I enjoyed riding that bike.  Anyway, he mentioned he wanted a new and improved bike but needed to sell his bike first – so I walked out of his office with my new-used bike.  Thus began my biking adventure………

 

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One Response to A bicycle – begining of a love affair!

  1. James says:

    Hey Mike, keep going man! We’re super proud of ya at the shop, and would love to be able to point to your blog as a potential path for future riders.

    Cheers,

    -James

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