Pardon my lack of recent blogging. Two things conspire against me right now - fairly crushing burdens at work, and a lack of riding inspiration due to a lack of riding. Nothing is going badly at work, it's just that there's far, far too much of it and it's about to get worse. I haven't been riding since my foot/ankle tendinitis is flaring up pretty badly and that brings with it some severe pain that precludes anything other than sitting around on the sofa, and complaining about not riding. While complaining is definitely a satisfying past time, I need something to complain about, and lacking my mediocre riding and irritating / interesting encounters on the road, it doesn't leave me with a lot of material to fuel this here bike blog.
I'm also having a bit of a crisis of confidence and wondering if I shouldn't just STFU and ride my bike for a while, and concentrate on that and work and keeping my family happy. I can write prodigiously but in an extra 4-5 hours/week, I could do a lot more situps, make a few cups of espresso for my wife, tickle my kid twice more, and donate another hour or two to work (which ultimately is a keeping-the-family-happy issue; work = providing for the family). No, all that isn't a going-out-of-business sale sign going up on the blog or me trying to solicit "please don't stop blogging" comments, just an explanation, or maybe an excuse, about where I am in the doldrums of January and why you haven't heard more from me recently.