I'm feeling odd ... a little guilty ... a little melancholy (no, that's too strong a word for it) ... a little "something" ...
I took up this cycling thing in 2005 and really got hooked. Got in lots of miles (for me) for the first two and a half years...then it started to recede...last year's total was down by 2/3 from the year before.
I still love being on a bike, but I'm flat out not as keen about the whole thing as I was. I have new interests which take my time, particularly photography, and I find more reasons NOT to ride than to ride. I used to enjoy the challenge of a little rain or some colder weather -- now, I use that as a reason to stay inside.
When I come to this forum, quite naturally all the posts are from people who love cycling and are still out there day after day (weather/injuries permitting, of course). Anyone who's interest has lagged is probably not going to post, either.
But I still read most of the posts, so I thought I'd post about this and see what people have to say. Have you ever gone through a period where you sort of lost interest in cycling as much as you had loved it before? And if so, how long did it last, and how did you re-discover the passion you'd had before?
I'm curious because I can't quite sort out whether this is temporary or permanent. And I do know that when I DO get out on the bike, it's pretty much as good as always -- fun, and I feel good. But I'm just not as passionate as before. What's up with that???