There are plenty of cyclists out there, blogging their lives. Some are pros, some are semi pros, some are complete amateurs hoping to pull in a sponsor, some are a little bit unhinged, others, well others are mad. Is my blog going to be different? Perhaps, perhaps not.
I am none of the things listed above. I am a cyclist (by that I mean MTB and Road, and see no real distinction between them) and have raced MTB in the past. I started riding in 1994, and still use the same bike as my winter ride. I took it all quite seriously in the 2005 season. I trained, kept training diaries, controlled my diet, cut my body fat to an unnatural level, held a full time job, worked, ate, slept. I gave up sweets, alcohol, cake and desserts. But that isn’t the person who is writing this either. I now partake in all of the above, perhaps more than I should.
What perhaps makes this blog a little different, is my job. I am one of those people who got to turn his hobby into his career. I don’t ride enough, or at least didn’t this last year. Why? Because I live in two places (Germany and England) and because of work visited practically every European country, as well as Sea Otter (CA), Taiwan Cycle, Eurobike and Interbike. I am the International Sales Manager for a bike accessory brand and as such, my perspective is a little different I think.
Yes, I will blog about riding and racing next year (MTB). I will use the blog to try to motivate myself into riding more. I will also blog about work and where it takes me. Obviously some things I will not be able to blog, and please bear in mind that when I give opinions, they are my opinions. The machines I use are tools, I might get excited about them, but they are just tools. Oh, and names may have been changed to protect privacy.