Thirteen years ago today, I wrote my first of (to date) 4195 posts on this blog.
It occurs to me now that this blog—Midlife Cycling—is in, or entering (depending on your point of view) its adolescence. Whether that will affect its hormonal activity, I don’t know.
Speaking of hormonal activity: I began this blog as I was starting to ride again after my longest layoff from it. Those months off my bike were a condition of my recovery from my gender-reassignment surgery.
Also, as I have mentioned in earlier posts, this blog started as a spinoff, if you will, from my first blog: Transwoman Times. I mentioned some of the last pre-surgery and first post-surgery rides, as well as much else in my life, on that blog.
So how has this blog changed? I guess it has to do with how I have changed: When I started this blog, I was still figuring out what my life, let alone my riding, would be like after, not only surgery, but years of therapy and treatments, not to mention the people who came, went and remained.
Whether this is the first post you’re reading on this blog, or you’ve been reading since my first post, I am grateful you are—and hope you will remain—with me on this journey.