The other day my wife was talking with a friend over the phone and referred to me as a “cyclist”. It was a little bit of a surprise to hear that word for the first time because I’ve never thought of myself as a cyclist.
And I’m not…
I just got on a bike again about a year ago, after so many years, now in my late 30’s. But it immediately brought back all these happy childhood memories. Back in the day when my brother and I shared the same little bike and that was pretty much the only toy we had because we were poor (and only because it was a gift from the church my parents used to go to). Days and days of fun riding around the block with friends.
Since then I started riding every day and just couldn’t stop. But of course, up to a few months ago, my bike was still an old MTB and, yes, I was riding with jeans, t-shirt and regular shoes on flats. Smashing those pedals at 70rpm (now I know about all my sins, so what? ) and simply enjoying time with myself. Eventually, I got a road bike, a trainer, and joined TrainerRoad to start this wonderful journey and hopefully keep on learning from this fantastic community.
But I don’t feel like a cyclist. Yet. And that’s OK. I’m here for the long term.
So, how did you become a cyclist and what was your eureka moment?