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   Finding the Time

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

Author: Brett Grandin 

How do you find the time to go riding with the pressures of family and work encroaching on the pleasure time period.
Guys , I now know what it is like to find time to ride being a fly/ in fly out  operative, with the pressure of family commitments and catching up with the tasks that need to be completed prior to going back to work.
The lawn seems to grow even more when you are away, the wife /girlfriend or significant other wants to spend time with you as they have missed you (they do not understand that you in fact miss your  bike more than them), the kids are like leaches and will not let you out of their sight.
Being at home during the normal working week and hours ( R&R) doesn’t allow for access to the normal riding crew or access to the various riding groups that get together on the weekends.
I dare not ride my bike in the bush without the security of a riding partner and the thought of doing a ride on the road just doesn’t excite me.
What are my options ?
1. Do I convince my mates to have a sickie to go riding and hoping that we do not end up on the news?
2. Hope that my normal ride crew want to ride on the one day that I have available on a weekend? (Dilemma with the maintenance needing to be completed  after the ride before storage for several weeks)
3. Do I advertise for someone to ride with and hope they are not going to kill you with there “Skills on the bike”?
4. Just go to the shed and reassure my trusted ride that I have not forgotten it and promise to work something out in the way of exercise for the both of us in the dirt,
I am yet to find the ideal solution on obtaining balance of life with the” Need to get Dirt”.
I ponder the solution...