Sunday, May 29, 2011
My name is Tulibo, and I'm an addict
I was at the bike shop the other day. Surprise, surprise. I break bikes like it's my job. Oh, I should look into if anyone's hiring for that position. Anyway, I was chatting with one of the salesmen while waiting for my latest broken bit to be fixed. He was telling me that he hasn't been able to ride much lately (just 40 or 50 miles a week) because he's working at the bike shop, his girlfriend had her tonsils out, and things just get busy. As I left I realized that I have a full time job, a wife, a 16 month old child, and I still bike 100-130 miles a week. Granted, that's down from my average mileage PK (pre-Kiki) but only by 30 or 40 miles. That's when I realized that either I'm a heartless bastard, a terrible husband, and a neglectful father OR I have a cycling addiction. You can guess which explanation I'm going with. I figure step one is identifying the problem. Step two is, what, doing something about it? I'll get around to that eventually. I figure I should just take this one step at a time. Man, these steps are exhausting, I think I need to go for a bike ride. You know, just to clear my head. What? I have a disease, cut me some slack.