Thanks for checking out my new blog.
In thinking about starting the blog, I figured it should have some sort of direction or theme. Since I recently turned 50, and there didn’t seem to be too much on the web for slightly used cyclists, I thought that might be an interesting angle – hence the name Cycling 50+.
But then I realized the age thing might alienate a lot of groovy young people and I definitely don’t want to exclude anyone. So after lots of thinking about themes and angles and directions, in the end, this blog is about cycling. (But I can’t think of a better name, so it stays for now – suggestions?)
We all hear about having a passion for something, like an activity or interest you enjoy deeply, in which you can lose yourself, lose your sense of time – and the doing of it is unquestionable, regardless of effort.
As I get older, I wonder if I ever really had a passion for anything. I’ve had great jobs, but I always can’t wait to get out of the office. When I travel, as much as I enjoy seeing new places, I can’t wait to get back home.
There are two activities in which I can become immersed, body and soul. First, I’ve always enjoyed taking photographs and manipulating images. The problem is that I’ll spend countless hours, lost to the world and focused, but still won’t be able to straighten my nose just right.
I think I have a passion for riding my bike. After 20 years of cycling as an adult, I’m arriving at that conclusion through a process of elimination. For example, I definitely DO NOT have a passion for getting out of bed in the morning, but I get up earlier than normal so I can ride my bike to work.
I’m careful with money (a.k.a. cheap), but I’ve recently spent a bit on gear to make it easier for me to ride in colder weather and the rain – is that another passion indicator? That I WANT to ride in the cold and rain?
Whether I do or not, it’s nice to think that I have a passion for cycling. I look forward to sharing whatever it is I have for cycling with you through this blog and I hope you’ll do me the favour of sharing back.
Many thanks to Joe, Duncan and everyone at BikingToronto for this opportunity.
Posted: April 15th, 2010
Author: Stephen Da Cambra
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