I might have mentioned this before, but
Life here in a not very oppressive part of the Middle East has been good for 7 years. I came with 5 in mind.
I ride bikes a lot here, lead the 'not so demanding' group, and try to hang on the back of the tough guys. All good.
Things are changing. Promotions of fellows maybe not ideal, work complications, - hey, if it was easy they wouldn't call it 'work'.
And I've just been back to Yorkshire UK my 'land o'heart', and to Sussex UK where I studied, and the smells of fresh grass and rain, and the lanes and keen cyclists out on a weekend seem different from the refinery gasses and dry sand.
Going back to better cycling seems attractive. Am I missing something? Oh yes, pay!!!!