|SOME BPC MEMBERS AT A WEEKEND MEET.|
|ON A BACKPACKING TRIP|
|A WEEKEND WALK|
|FULCRUM RACING ZERO WHEELS - ( MADE BY CAMPAGNOLO )|
During my illness last year I had plenty of time to look at my life and think about what I was doing and also what I wanted to spend my time doing, if and when I recovered.
I find that long distance walks and long distance cycling can also help to clarify your thinking about things like this as well.
I did a lot of thinking.... and since then as I have started to get back in to walking and cycling again I have been able to make some decisions about what I want to spend the rest of my life doing.
Obviously walking and cycling are right up the top of my list.
Over the past few years I have held the role of Dorset Group Liaison member with the Backpackers Club.
I first joined the club in the mid seventies but allowed my membership to lapse as pressures of family life grew.
Some years ago I rejoined the club and I have met some lifelong friends in my time of membership.
One of the decisions that I have made is to do more walking backpacking and cycling and also to step down from the liaison member role. I feel that by stepping down it will free up some of my time to do extra things. Quite often in the past I have wanted to do a long walk or ride and my commitment to a certain group date has got in the way of my plans. Also holding any club position (no matter how lowly) can be a bit of a thankless task some times as it is impossible to please everyone. I will also not miss the late night phone calls from members asking for extra details about an event only to find that they then don't turn up anyway.
I will still attend club events, but they will be the ones that fit into my overall yearly plan.
Over the time I have been the Dorset Liaison member I have met some great people and enjoyed some fun times, but now I have made this decision I feel even more that it is the right thing for me to do.
I will arrange the next Dorset Group Spring Event and will step down from the role at that time.
Above you will see a few photographs taken at some of the group events - happy times-. and I look forward to more times just like these but not as a liaison member.
Oh!...... What is the photo of the wheel for ?.......?
That is a picture of one of the Italian wheels on my Sportive bike.
The reason I have included that in the posting when it has absolutely nothing to do with what this posting is about is for the benefit of LIMOM at the FLAT TIRE BLOG.( See blog list in side bar)
Limom is based in Hawaii and he is currently going through some tough Roadie decision making. (Decisions again - see there is a connection after all). He seems to be suffering with a bad case of Roadie Italian Fever....!! Check it out.
I wouldn't want him to suffer even more with withdrawal symptoms......