Must buy again soon!
I used to cycle a lot when I was a kid, but since college and beyond I (mostly) lost the habit. I miss it. So, I recently bought a fixie road bike. I love the idea of fixed speed bikes due the simplicity (no gears). I view that as a most welcome constraint. Obviously, hills will be more difficult. I do need the exercise.
Some random things about my journey so far. Take from it what you will, feel free to discard the rest.
I’m from Portsmouth, UK.
What I love about where I live, it’s a wonderful mix of urban and rural, coast and land. Old and new.
I love the South Downs, particularly East Sussex at the moment, and Dorset & the New Forest in the other direction, all within easy reach.
I have a funny fascination hot air ballooning. I’ve only been up twice but I loved it.
Want to explore the UK by balloon/ camper van/ narrowboat someday.
Late spring is my favourite time of year, the birds are in full song and the days getting longer, weather good for bike rides and barbecues.
I love my family, good food, country walking and photography.
Before becoming a first time Dad, I worried about the lack of sleep and how I would cope.
I didn’t need to worry.
Bought a piano.
Started playing again for the first time in years, just for fun.
Started thinking how I should focus my efforts over the next few years, towards doing something meaningful and fulfilling.
How can I best help others doing something I’m good at?
Next 12 months, apart from the obvious, I want to spend more time outdoors, worry less, and contribute more.