I used to be a bike nut, but I fell off the saddle. How can I get back on?
I used to really love riding bikes. I would ride everywhere, near and far. I'd ride in the rain sometimes. I'd religiously check my PSI and lubricate the chain. I did a 2,000 mile tour up and down California. I used to volunteer at a bicycle kitchen where I really enjoyed learning how bikes worked. I used to spend hours on bike forums and looking up reviews on components and reading bicycling blogs. Bicycling was my life. Back then I was a college student with a part time job and I lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Today I have a full time job as an English teacher in Korea and I still ride, but I don't feel the same passion for it as I did before. Maybe it's because of the craptastic weather here (frigid winters/hot and humid summers with no real middle ground) or maybe it's because the insane drivers and rough roads here drive me crazy, but I really wish I still had that old feeling. Don't get me wrong. I still ride but I kind of have to force myself to go. Before it was just such a integral part of my life that I didn't even think about it. How can I rekindle the old fire? Really, I need ideas. I want to get back into it before winter comes back.