Cyclophiliac wrote:I hate this country. Several times a week I get abused and treated with contempt by motorists, pedestrians, and sometimes even other cyclists. I can't afford to leave Australia permanently now, because age and finances are no longer on my side, so I'm stuck in a country that hates me, with only one way out, and I'm too bloody gutless and weak to take it.
Eh, it sucks when you get a bad run in life - on the bike or off. I always try to remind myself of the bigger picture; cycling keeps me fit and healthy, I'm not dependent on fossil fuels, I'm saving loads of cash and having fun while doing it. I'd still rather the odd abusive motorist than inching along in traffic with the A/C turned up full boar.
You know, often the one way out is actually the gutless and weak option.
PM me if you want to have a chat. I realise you've probably got your own network of support, but sometimes it's nice to have an independent ear.