i got myself a new bike. well, it's an old bike - a 1974 Condor - but it is new to me. i haven't been on a bike in twelve years. the height of my physical activity in the last five years was a charity football game in 2006. i came on as a sub in the last five minutes. so it doesn't count.
in any case, back to the bike. it was so good to be back in the saddle, bike-wise, and i realised that it is the same as having a kid. that is, "shit, i have done this before, i was once a kid. i know exactly what makes a kid happy because i was one of those".
so, on your bike!