Post Office…

Fun ride today. One of those days when the conditions were just perfect. No wind. Temperature in the mid 60s. And it took place mid-morning, so my energy was high.

Of the many things I think about when I ride, hands down, social media posts are chief among them. My posts — past, present, and future. Other people’s posts — past, present, and future. I won’t say it’s to the point of obsession, but I do think about it often.

That’s the dirty part of social media for me, and something I struggle with quite a bit — that I spend so much time thinking about social media when I’m not actually on social media.

My blogs. My Facebook. My Instagram. My YouTube.

What to say…
What not to say…
How is this going to be interpreted it…
Who will I offend…
Who might I reel in…
Will the picture look just right…
I should have deleted that…

In truth, I just try and be me on all my social media outlets, truly. But I constantly worry about how the world views me.

Also, time and thoughts spent in Worryland, take away from time and thoughts better invested in the more important aspects of my life such as work, family, and friendships.

Still, there I find myself — deep in the rhythm of the ride, staring at the pretty trees and flowers, smelling the air, avoiding the close cutting cars, and wondering incessantly what to post next or if what I posted most recently was good enough.

At my deepest level, I’m a creature of expression, but am also a creature of doubt. When I ride, I am both — simultaneously.

Oh, and did I mention how much I worry about having too many notifications to handle once I get off my bike and check my phone…? Yeah that, and worrying that there’s none at all. It’s a struggle… Jhciacb


Today’s Ride..

Bike: Vasudeva
24 miles
1,100’ climbing
16.8 mph avg
1:26 in the saddle

Whether you ride a bike or not, thank you for taking time to ride along with me on this blog. If you haven’t already, please scroll up and subscribe. Oh, and there is this from the late Mark Sandman and Treat Her Right. Enjoy…!


4 thoughts on “Post Office…

  1. So happy to see you here, Roy! I was secretly hoping you would change your mind and start something new here, in addition to FB, so I could keep reading. 😉 Looking forward to following your brain and your bicycles on their journey. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for coming along for the ride, Shannon. Truly. The concept is slowly forming in my head. Possibly even a bike shop in my future. We’ll see. But the concept of riding and writing just calls me.

      BTW: Time for sone new Shannon YouTube videos… 😉

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