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Nov. 12, 2021, 6:17 p.m. -  Andy Eunson

I’ve been riding mountain bikes since 1983. I am still pretty stoked to ride all the time. I find the weather is what can kill my excitement these days. Also I now live where the snow prevents me from riding all year. I ski for those months so when spring riding comes I get really excited again. And my ass hurts and I wheeze but in a good way until I toughen up after a week or two of rides. Sometimes stoking the fire only requires some new grips to try out. Or servicing the suspension. Or new wheels last week got me excited. Or it’s not raining today. But it started raining ten minutes into the Legacy Climb but I’m out anyway.  When I was still working though it was easier to just sit at home and relax instead of ride. Commuting by bike was always a good thing. Take the long way home and get the ride in that way. I looked at commuting by bike as a small vacation every afternoon. Group rides are often good motivation. There was a Wednesday night ride I did a fair bit that left at 7 from Park Gate Mall all year. It was partly social and partly hard riding. Always fun.

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