I've hardly ridden the past two months -- maybe 120 miles in all. I barely ride once a week these days. I attribute this to laziness, bad weather, laziness, some unrelated personal challenges and distractions, laziness, and laziness. I've been putting on weight, too.
The weather is improving -- in fact, it's quite nice today. I'm going for a ride after lunch. But there's something missing and I don't know how to get it back. It's something to do with the fun factor, I think. Because I've been off the bike for so long, I feel guilty that I haven't been taking better care of myself and getting my exercise, and forgetting that what got me back into cycling, and kept me going, was the Fun Factor. The subsequent weight loss and health improvement were spinoff benefits, not the primary reason I cycle.
So I'm going to start riding again, just for fun. I hope I can recapture that feeling! As the saying goes, “Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it's just a game.”
After all, there are lots of ways to have fun on a bike!