Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"You bought a bike?"

I did. It looks like this (except it's got red colouring instead of blue).



This will probably come as a shock to you. I did not announce my intention to buy a bike. I didn't really need to buy a bike since I had a functional one that was obtained in a back alley kijiji deal during which I feared for my life. I have also just quit my job so right now is maybe not the smartest time to spend money. I should be hoarding up all the money I can and working as many hours as I can in an effort to get set up for the next few months of not working right?

My decision to buy a bike has lots to do with how I feel lately. As my previous post mentioned, the last year hasn't been the best for me. I've struggled to work up the motivation for things like being an attentive husband or being a rock-solid friend. I've struggled with my vices (or my vice is more like it). I have not really been excited about anything in a long time. Moments that should have been incredibly exhilarating passed by with relatively little fanfare. It's almost like that feeling that you get when you reach the first birthday where it's no longer a big deal except I've been having that feeling all of the time for an extended period of time.

Some people would get around this by talking to friends. I did talk to Amanda about this a fair bit. She looks at me as I sit there on the couch and sigh as I try and explain exactly what I am feeling. Some people would go see a doctor. Me? I purchase a bicycle.

I'll have to get back to you on whether it's working or not. I went for a ride on it today and it is marvelous. It's light, comfortable, tackles hills like a dream, and makes me feel really classy. I don't think it will solve any of my problems, but it will get me to and from work and school a lot faster and it will build a lot of muscle on the way.