I really like riding my bicycle. I thought about this after I saw an article quoting Bradley Wiggins where he said, when asked if he missed cycling – No. As much as I love cycling, it’s come full circle and I hate the thing now. I haven’t been on the bike since the Six Days of Gent back in November.
I never was a big Bradley Wiggins fan and this just confirms my overall view of the guy.
I guess he looked at the sport as a job and not as a life choice. I have thought of cycling as a job, a very few times, when I was suffering miserably and could only try to justify that by saying someone was paying to do it. But, I can count those times on one hand.
Since I had a TBI last October, cycling has been the biggest part of “the cure”. I was sleeping less than an hour a night until I started riding indoors after a month. Instantly I started sleeping over 4 hours, which was a game changer.
Since then, always the best I feel is when I’m riding. I have no idea the reason why, but it somehow makes my body sync better to the current situation.
Plus, I just like riding my bike. I like riding it with friends, meeting other riders, or just alone, checking out the surroundings. There is no better speed to absorb your surrounding than on a bicycle. Walking is too slow and driving is way too fast normally.
I’m a little tweaked right now. I’m trying to address the minor stuff that is left over from October. My shoulders were screwed up from October, but I hurt my left one a bit more in Moab. Maybe more than a little more, but I’ll find that out soon.
So I’m just sort of riding around, enjoying the scenery. That is fine. I’m not really on a agenda. I’d like to be, but I don’t think I am in control of that currently. It is a slow process, but at least I can still reap the rewards from the freedom that cycling gives.