Finally my desire to ride road bikes is starting to come back

To tell the truth, I don’t know why but these last couple of days, I was not able to bring myself to ride my beloved Super-Six HM. I had a little sore throat so maybe I had a cold or something. Every morning it was kinda duty. I went out for a ride because I had to and nothing more.

Before going to DC & NY (I don’t mean that these great cities gave me a negative effect but I am simply trying to show when and nothing more), I had a strong desire for a bike ride. I even went to ride on the day I left for the States…

This is not the first time I feel like this. Actually I start to feel like this when the temperature goes down below 10 Celusius (About 50 F?), or the sun sets before 17:00 and does not rise before 6. But usually I stay feeling down from November till March and not in the month of August, in the mid-summer. Maybe the fact that I rode more than 2000 kilometers in July has something to do with it…

Anyway, today, as I rode from my working place to home, I really wanted to ride more (as I worked late, I had no choice but to return home as soon as possible to join a family dinner). Maybe tomorrow, my desire will come back, hopefully…

I don’t thing I have got any reader right now (I really feel it would be great if I could talk about bikes with riders overseas, and that is part of the reason I am writing this thing in English) but if anyone happens to read this, hope he/she will give me some advice on how to overcome these feelings.

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About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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