My life doesn’t change much between December 31 and January 1. I’m still not a morning person, I am still tempted by a piece of chocolate cake and I still spend most of my days in cycling shoes and wool shirts.
This year has one small exception inspired by Luis, who you recently met. Luis grew a moustache for the new year saying it would “Help him be more ‘Portland.’” I wanted to make one change too even it it wasn’t as profound: Love the ride.
Since opening a small business the hours I have worked have impinged on my ride time, my motivation to bust out a 50 mile loop before work, and my desire to hit the sack early so I can get up and do it again. I miss those days and so, those days are coming back.
So, in the spirit of the ancient Cycling Zodiac, this is The Year of The Ride. And to that I say, Bring it!