There's so many things ringing true to me here I've just gotta cut out snippets to even begin to cover it…
It all boils down to your other half.
Hell yeah. I'm so glad my wife is so supportive of my riding. Although is she wasn't it would be a different story anyway!
it gets alot easier as your kids get older. they baby - 5 years old are pretty time consuming, especially when you have more than one….
That is good to hear! I can't wait to be able to ride with my son, too…although I'm loving every minute of every stage.
My wife sees that I need to get out, even though she's pretty much attached to my son 24/7 for now, and she's overall really great about it all…
Man I'm right there with you on sooo much of that whole post (except for always being cautious, I'm a slow learner on that one!
…have learned how much I enjoy doing a familiar run at my own pace with no obligations to sweep or catch up….
one of the biggest reasons I love solo rides. That and just listening to music and not having to say a word and just be alone with my thoughts. riding, especially head down climbing or hiking up is some of my best mental creative time.
…hard solo efforts and optimizing every second on the bike….
…many injuries over the years have forced my hand on this one. I now gravitate more towards the epic rides (7 Summits) than the shuttle and drop variety, or the out and back XC loops with a bit of gnar thrown in.
again, I can totally relate! Yeah all I need is a little gnar thrown in to keep it interesting now! Thanks for posting.
It's kind of funny, when one gets clear instructions from a three year old- " Daddy, go ride your bike."
Oh man…I would love to hear that one day from my kid!!!
…Going big no longer interests me but maintaining "flow" seems to be a never ending mission.
YES! Exactly, you can still push yourself, just shift the focus. Silky smooth trail riding beats balls out hucks for sure.
Thanks again to all you guys and girls. This has been awesome to hear and talk about!