Oh that's simple. .. It's time for a new bike!MoMo said:I'm not sure what the deal is but for the last week or so I haven't wanted to get on my bike and the times I have it hasn't been fun. I used to love to ride and would jump at any opportunity or free time I had to ride. I don't get it.
I agree that not having anyone to ride with would not be the greatest. I used to go on group rides all the time, almost everynight and I didn't always like the people or talk to everyone but it was better than being by myself and eventually I did find people that I liked and could hang with and they are still my friends today. I actually met my bf on a group ride! And now I have someone who shares the same passion for riding that I do but we also found that we enjoy doing other things like running and hiking.MoMo said:I wish it were that simple. But I'll give those other suggestions a go. I think some of it is not having a group or even a couple of people who I really really love to ride with. I go on group rides and volunteer for trailwork but I generally don't have a ton of fun with those people.
I should add that while I don't mind riding alone it's still IMO a lot more fun to ride with someone else... I like having someone challenge me to keep my pace up or encouraging me to try a new obstacle and so forth.
And Impy, I'd die for a new bike!! I'd get a nice hard-tail XC race bike and it would have all the bells and whistles ( a girl can dream right?) I love my FS and have gradually made upgrades to it (new bb and crankset, new front wheel, better front fork, new rear shock, pink and gray colored flame decals (scored them from REI) and some cool pink grips with white stars on them) Things I still want to upgrade are switching from XTR to all XO a new rear wheel, new seat post, and I want to run fully inclosed housing on my bike.
I was half tongue in cheek with my comment, but a new bike can really get the passion back up! Even if it's an old bike you dust off...MoMo said:And Impy, I'd die for a new bike!!
I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who just wants to sit on the sofa and eat ice cream!! I don't feel so bad anymoreconnie said:I spend weeks just wanting to sit on the sofa eating ice cream. I want to ride, but it's like I can feel that heat/sun migraine coming on just thinking about it and I get super unmotivated.
I actually live about 10 miles outside Boulder right now in Lafayette but I love it here. I commute to work everyday, there are open space trails everywhere to ride, walk or run on, same goes with city paths....they're everywhere. You can be up in the fronge range mountains in about 30 minutes (excellent riding up there btw) or you can go hiking, climbing, canoeing, tubing, dirt jumping, dirt biking, 4 wheeling, oh yeah and skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter....absolutely anything you want. Boulder, Lyons and Golden have some of the best singletrack I've ever riden and most of the local trails are within 30 - 45 minutes of Boulder and every ride is epic. Plus, the restaurants and nightlife in Boulder are cool (winter time the college kids come back and it's a little annoying but whatever) and you have Denver close by. The mountains are about 1hr away and if you like to DH...there are 3 resorts that now have lift assisted riding!MoMo said:Actually, I'm about to have some noodles and then I'm heading out to a social event (opportunity to meet new people), I'm going to bring along my bike and my biking gear incase I decided to go ride while I'm out and about.
Kim how do you like Bolder? CO is where I'm thinking of moving next spring.