I didn’t really know this till I checked my ‘stats’ on Strava, but every year I seem to take some time off the bike after the tour season is finished. I don’t know if I plan this every year, but this time I certainly did. In fact, my intention was to take the rest of the year off, perhaps substituting with a gym membership or something else to keep me moving.
Well, it’s been two weeks now and I’m starting to get the itch. It doesn’t help that half my life is consumed with bike-related stuff, or that my Bianchi and Colnago are in my periphery (on my wall) as I sit down at the computer each day.
I don’t know why, but I’m determined to hold off at least a little longer. Something tells me I ‘need’ it. What’s your ‘off season’ look like? I know some people who simply never stop riding, while others slow down, get fat, and start the process all over after Christmas. This year I got fat while riding nearly 10,000 km…but that’s a story for another blog.