Being a new parent is obviously a major factor - apart from being tired, I'm preparing most of the meals which makes evening rides tricky. Plus it's busy at work and there are endless jobs on the house and garden at weekends.
Plus I don't have a commute to give me regular rides any more, like I did when I lived in London - the 100 feet to the bottom of the garden isn't quite the same.
Every new year seems like starting from scratch as I build up the distances for the summer tour, but this year seems particularly tough. This is how I felt in February...
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