I wish I was a millionaire then I could ride my bike all the time lol
I know I need to work to earn money for all the thing's you need, the weekend comes around and I like to spend at least 1 day with the family, the other is always for MTB but it means that all the jobs that need doing don't get done, wish I could just pay somebody to these jobs lol
SO today had to bite the bullet and catch up on all the odd jobs, but my head all day was on my bike lol
Try and get out mid week to satisfy the need
This is one of the reasons I don't want kids. Don't care if this sounds selfish but life is busy enough with friends family, work and bike without throwing in having to look after another small human being!
I cycle to work most days too and manage to use that for training, leaving me more time in the evenings. You can tell when we've had several busy weekends racing/riding in a row as the house starts to get a bit messy! I've got a list of DIY chores I never get round to but my view is that you are only here once so chores can wait! Same goes for work! I enjoy my job and I take it seriously but I would never let it come before biking or anything else in life. At the end of the day, it's just a way to pay for bikes and all the other fun things in life!
My biggest problem is making sure my training and racing doesn't stop me seeing my friends as it often takes me away several weekends in a row and I miss out on social stuff. But I usually make up for that in the winter and also try to arrange to see friends during the week. I'm also lucky that my wife mountain bikes too so we can enjoy it together instead of it being something that stops us spending time together. She's even started racing now too!
My motto in life has always been "Do something you love every single day as you might not be here tomorrow!"... So I try not to ever let a day just be work, chores and then bed!
Julz, give me a shout when you get a chance to head down to the Tweed Valley and I'll give you a tour of some of the Golfie trails before hitting Peebles No1 Cafe.
Cheers Marc! :thumbup: Can't see it being anytime soon sadly, rode some of Golfie with Dawn a few months back, that's why I was intrigued as to what Trauty had found up this way that was similar! :winker: