Two Wheeled Escape Artist
If you know me by now you know that I pick up a new hobby or activity as often as Trump tweets about Hillary. I don’t have consistent criteria by which I stress test for new hobbies but I try to optimize for a few notions and angles.
I seek out hobbies that are either physically or mentally challenging. I try to imbue an underdog sensation in myself in order to prove (to myself) that I can accomplish these hobbies at a high level, however, amidst that level of vulnerability I seek out the community for which the hobby is centric. The community portion holds a level of accountability above my head.
*Bonus points* — Ensure that it’s considered abnormal in the minds of the majority…
Other hobbies that have fallen into this forum are things like blogging, swimming, yoga, meditating, studying hebrew / torah, kayaking, snowboarding, investing and likely many more that will come to me soon. In all my endeavors, I make them public and typically try to capture the external feedback loop associated with putting yourself out there.
I love documenting things. I’m adamant about taking pictures because I’m a visual learner with a soft spot for nostalgia. I over produce on Snapchat and Instagram because I love chronological story telling and use these platforms to capture the progression of my unusual days. I believe my life is a scrap book and I need to fill up the pages with the images and memories of my life and periodically revisit each chapter.
I’ll let the rest of this post be more of a photo-log than anything else of one of my newfound hobbies — long distance cycling: