I used to ride hard, then I got a desk job...
For those of us that fondly remember a much higher average speed than we can achieve these days.
Then i changed my job and started working in Brisbane, takes me 1.5 hours to drive into the city in the morning on a good day and about 2 hours to get home. So i had to leave home when it's dark and got home after dark. Did that everyday for 5 years and was just stuffed when i got home.
Ah but now i have a new job closer to home, (about 15 -20min drive) so still got plenty of daylight before and after work so slowly, slowly getting back into it again.
But just recently stopped smoking for first time in 12 years, so exciting to see how/if, my body recovers.
I remind my colleagues that I was fit when I started then my muscles slowly atrophied over the past 7 years. :(
Heh. I was about 24 when I changed career and got a desk job. I managed to ride to work for a few months before the rot set in.
Stay in the saddle!
I do belong here. 2004, I got my sedentary job, you got it, was 24!