Well Mr. Smashy did one, I might as well do the same. I just wish my reason was as simple as his.
I've decided to take an early retirement from racing. It could end up being a short or long break but right now it is a retirement. Racing and training just took up way too much of my life. I have decided to dedicate more of my time to my wife and the rest of my family. I am going to continue to ride, racing and training are just going on hold for a while. I've already proven to myself that I can do alright racing. I have nothing left to prove.
In the mean time I am going to spend more time with my wife, parents, and the rest of my family. I am also going to spend more time working with the family business so I can get a few small bills paid off so we can buy a house in the near future.
On top of the other things I am considering going back to school in the fall. In order to do that I need to get a few things taken care of first. I'm not sure where that is going to go but that is what I am thinking about.
Another reason I haven't been riding much is because I am now doing most of my commuting to work on my new motorcycle. Its nice getting 45 miles per gallon. Since I don't have my bike with me in the evenings it is sort of hard to ride. Then I don't really like to ride when I get home. We have quite a few rednecks in my area so it isn't particularly safe.
Oh, here is my new toy. Sorry if you have already seen a picture of it over in foo.