Weird day today. My Madone is arriving at it's new owners, some lawyer from Jersey. Ironically, the last time i walked away from Road riding, i sold my Fondriest to a lawyer as well.
That time, i knew it wasn't a permanent move, just financially, things were at a point where i needed to move the merchandise.
This time though, I'm not so sure. the cash is nice, and will go to pay for a backyard patio and makeover, something that i've wanted for a while, and the last big thing on the house for a while.
but still, i'm a bit bummed that there is a good chance this is the end of road riding for me for probably the longest stretch i'll ever go through. I love bike riding, and it really does make me a bit torn when it comes to my free time (which is rare). i just know the level of frustration i found when on the bike, and not being fit was almost as bad as not riding at all.
But, things change. times change, and i wouldn't give up my life for anything, nor change a thing.
reading http://jenn.livejournal.com/ made me realise that i too have been neglegent in the blog. so, brian, matt, mike and ron, sorry. ;) (and jenn?)
anywho. I now have a one year old !?!? i'm done counting her age in months. i think it's stupid. she's just crazy adorable. the phrase "uh-oh" has entered her vocabulary. it's pretty weird and cool.
work, has been challenging. this is the first full 5 day week i've spent in one office in over two months. maybe three? i dunno. i like the idea of the new role, but it's proving hard to get peoples attention when i need it.
and, we bought a BMW. honestly, completely honestly, i love the fact that i own one more than the car it's self. i thouught it would take a lot longer to be able to do it.
it's been a Looooong time since i've had to pull an all nighter at work, but this is shaping up to be a good one. new biz, which seems to have new importance these days, as always. both copiers are broken, and so we're double hamstrung with that issue.
Baby G is just amazing. cut her first tooth this week. crawling, just being amazing.
so, i've made the decision to sell both the LHT, and the Motobecane. (and an extra wheelset to boot).
I don't ride either, much, and both are so similar it just doesn't make sense. Rather, i'm going to circle wayyyy back around to what i originally intended to do when this whole thing started, and pick up a Soma or a Cross check. something i can cross on, but also tour, if so inclined. I would even be willing to spend more coin, but there is jsut nothing in that $600 frame/fork catagory, and i can't quite make the lead to a $1000+ frame and fork that will get used once a month at best.
quiet this morning. i tired running, but to no avail. i might try again tonight, after i get home. decided to sip my espresso on the back porch as the sun crept through the bushes and trees. peace. stella ambled around, and then plopped on the porch with me for a while. good dog. good dog.
it really was just a perfect weekend, spending time with my wife, baby, friends, family. it was the kind of weekend that makes me feel so grateful for everything i have, so happy.