How often do people get out on a ride after you've done all your household jobs and obviously working full/part time.
Its now 1730 on my last day off and i had planned to get out and ride sometime today but its not happened. For my two days off i planned to get the house tidied and cook tea yesterday and freeze the rest for tonight and spend some time with the missus and today i was going to have a ride, as ive only rode my bike twice since i had knee Surgery in december.
Now due to my Dad being rushed into A&E yesterday (gall stone blockage) i spent most of yesterday with the missus running around and also making sure my Dad's wife who had a major stroke last Feb and my sister were all sorted and had everything they needed etc. This is fine, and couldn't be helped.
But now i have my family sorted and the house is semi tidy, and after necking some painkillers for a headache i now have some free time, till 1945 when the missus gets home from work. But i have absolutely no motivation to get out in the dark and wind and go for a ride.
Normally i work a mixture of three early shifts 0730- 1500 and two lates 1330 - 2130 and have two days off. And in the summer i try my best to get out on a ride after a early shift. But during winter I seem to have no motivation what so ever.
The cold seems to set me off with a horrendous headache even when wearing a hat to cover my ears.
So how do others manage? Do you get out for a ride often? And during winter do you ride. I'm considering waiting till spring when its lighter for a bit longer after work.