Monday, January 6, 2014
You don’t get smarter as you get older. There’s just less stupid stuff left that you haven’t already done.
This level of riding is a lot, but it's pretty much what you do when you are touring. It's basically a time management issue. You've got to set aside the hours for the riding, but, more important, you've got to set aside the time you need each day for resting. A nap in the afternoon. A good night's sleep each night. Which means you need to carefully edit the things you need to do each day "to have a life." Less important activities need to be scaled back. (Being unemployed is definitely a big plus here.)
We started the new routine in December. At first I'd start each day with a full tank of gas. Then we'd go out riding. And I'd come home with maybe of a quarter a tank of gas left for the rest of the day. This week I'm coming home with maybe a third of a tank left for the rest of the day. In other words, it's getting better!
What's life without the stupid stuff?