Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It's not you; it's me.
Dear TT Bike,
I honestly regret that I must do this in writing, but I have some important things to tell you, and I want to be clear and complete; for both our sakes.
I think we need a little break from each other. In the past several weeks, I feel like we’ve drifted apart, and maybe I resented some of the time we spent together rather than enjoying it. I knew that Ironman training would put a strain on our relationship, but nothing prepared me for the acrimony I would feel after seemingly endless hours in the saddle. I think maybe it’s best for both of us if we take a little break from each other. Maybe I’ll ride one of my other bikes for a while; maybe even without recording any data! Please don’t think of this as an ending. Rather, it’s a chance for a new beginning once I’ve gotten this out of my system. Remember, it’s not you. It’s me.
Please don’t think that I don’t love you, or that I don’t find you attractive anymore. It’s true, you’ve lost that new bike glow you had back in early summer, and maybe you’ve gotten a few scuffs over the hundreds and hundreds of miles we’ve logged together, but you still turn heads; and not just mine!
It’s not that you don’t excite me anymore. There’s honestly nothing I’d rather have between my legs as I devour the local roads and bike paths. Sure, there's been the occasional saddle sore, but that cream took care of that, so no hard feelings! I promise.
Don’t worry; I still have hope for us. I think this time apart (after our big weekend, of course!) will be an opportunity for me to realize just how much I really love you!