I’m a 40-year-old photographer and “newbie” cyclist. I’ve been reading recently of the various “project 365” ideas for 2010. While considering ways to combine my love of photography with my love of cycling, I came up with “cyclingproject365.”
I hate to work out, but I love cycling. I started cycling in June ’09, but since the weather has turned cold, I’m not riding much. I plan to change that with this project. I’m notorious for joining a gym, going for 3 months, then quitting. So no more. That’s one thing I enjoy so much about cycling. I can ride wherever I want, whenever I want, as far as I want. Alone or with others. Outdoors or indoors (on my bike rollers).
My plan for this project is to set a start date, take a photo of myself each day in my cycling gear (fat butt and all – you can laugh if you want…I can’t hear you), and post the photos once a week. Oh, I forgot to mention…I hate having my photo taken, so I’m hoping this project will help get me over that. In addition to posting the self portraits (because I know no one is really interested in what I look like), daily posts will include details of each day’s workout routine (on or off the bike), calories consumed and burned, my starting weight and my daily food journal. Recovery days will also be included. I may also share an occasional video of my bike rides. As I discover interesting cycling articles, product reviews or tips, I’ll share those also.
My hope is that by sharing my journey with others, it will inspire me to commit to the year-long project and will help me become a better cyclist, a better photographer and a healthier, thinner person overall.
Thanks for joining me on my journey. Stay tuned – I’ll be announcing the start date soon.