Is that even possible? Is intense dis-interest an oxymoron? It seems that maybe disinterest should be described with less dedicated sounding words but hey, what do I know?
Well whether intense dis-interest is possible or is not, it is what I've got.
I don't know if the weather, which has really sucked this season, has finally beaten down my bicycling spirit or if it's just my normal mood swing thing. I have three main hobbies and I tend to swing from one to another for long periods of time. I just don't have any passion for the bikes or bike related stuff these days. Oh, I still commute and ride the Hellbent for Breakfast ride with the guys and I still take rides along the lakeshore and the ponds. It just doesn't seem to be as much of a priority as it had been recently.
To illustrate, consider the following:
*I get out of work at 05:30 tomorrow morning and I don't have to come back until October 18th...and I have no rides planned!! I'll ride and I'll enjoy it, but I don't seem to be anxious about the prospect of so much free time and cycling.
*The Forum is boring me to death, not due to lack of intelligent content and comments but I just can't seem to muster up the desire to delve into any of it. I still voraciously tear into the photo journal type ride reports, but that's about it.
*I've got several bike projects just sitting around waiting for my attention. Sigh.
So where is my passion leading to now? I think I'll go play with my toy trains for a while. I've got a layout that I passionately started a few years back that is begging to be finished and several vintage toy trains that are craving some good old track time! They've all been patiently sitting on the shelves waiting for the bicycling flame to burn down a bit and I believe their time has returned.
It'll take a while before I know for sure if this is an attention shift or weather related dis illusionment, but either way I'm gonna have some fun. I'll be popping around here occasionally to catch up a bit but I don't think I'll be a daily visitor during the next several months or longer.
So to those of you that might miss me...fear not as I'm still lurking about.
To those of you who can't stand me...Ha ha, I'm still here.
To the vast majority, who really don't care.... I know how you feel, neither do I.