It's been a tough couple of months around here. I've had some health issues and a couple of small injuries this summer. The medical staff suggests that I need to rest. They tell me "Take it easy, sleep more, and cut back on exercise so you can recover. You're not as young as you used to be." Surprisingly, I listened and did what I was told. The extra sleep was great, but the longer I took it easy and cut back on riding, the worse I felt.
If you'd asked me about E-bikes five years ago I would have told you to suck it up and pedal. Bikes are meant to be fun, but they're also a form of exercise, so adding a motor to assist your efforts seemed like cheating to me. Shortly after that, we had a couple come in asking about electric bikes because at their age of 80, they were having trouble with the hills and wanted to continue on their longer rides. My eyes had been opened up a bit that day.
Back in April we started the kids mountain bike club. We ride every Tuesday afternoon through the local trails. I love coaching and it really is fun watching these kids improve week to week. But, adding the kid's Tuesday night ride, in addition to hosting group rides on Monday and Thursday nights every week, can be a bit taxing on a guy's schedule. I see my two kids less, and I actually ride less on my own now just due to a lack of spare time.
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Selecting a term
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