I think it's time. Not that I hate my job or anything, it's a pretty good wicket I'm on really, but after 3 (or is it 4?) years, I feel a little stale. I don't want to leave the bike industry, no sirree Bob, I just want to branch out a little. I was discussing this with Levi at work on Friday, and he is feeling the same way. He'd like to start his own shop, I think he'd go great too, but is Newcastle the place, is there room for another shop? And would I cope with the extra stress of running a business? Where's the money coming from? So I was flicking through the Trade magazine put out by Bicycling Australia Magazine, and noticed that there is a position vacant for their Ride Guide and Trade mags. Now this is handy, as I've been writing for their MTB mag Mountain Biking Australia, for a year now, so I have a little heads up. So an email or two later, and my name is in the mix.
Feel like I'm getting some sort of flu or bug today, you know that hot/cold full-body-ache type shit? Hopefully it will go quickly and I'll be set for NZ in just over two weeks. Maybe I just need to get more rest and cut back on the bike a little... yesterday I felt like I was creeping on the road, only managed 30km before I decided I was going nowhere, slowly. There's a lot to be said for getting an early night once in a while, rather than sitting here tapping away at the keys. 11pm? close enough.