One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
Another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The following is a true email exchange Ian and I had.
Me: I’m still undecided about riding to church. Incidentally I’m at 2,925 miles total as of today.
Ian: why are you thinking of not riding to church?
Me: Well, I just don’t feel like it’s much fun pitting myself against the hugeness of that hill*. I’m inclined to just do it, because there’s really no good reason not to, but it just isn’t very fun.
Ian: I guess my feeling was that its weird to be willing to ride 20 miles home but not 7 miles to church. Not that I’m trying to pressure you to do it.
Me: Hahaha when you put it that way… I guess I will ride 🙂
What else could I say? Put in perspective, it does look a little weird.
*For your reference, and so you can understand my reluctance, here is the route. You might have to click the Display Elevation button on the left.