My friend is confused on reading my blog and my Facebook because it appeared to him that cycling is my job and not just a hobby.Thank you my friend for your concerns;I am still earning a living doing engineering and management work but I write more on my cycling and walking than my work.What I write more is not what I do more.To be honest,as I grow older,cycling is more interesting than engineering and project management.
The reason I wrote more on cycling and walking is to create awareness to my readers and friends of the importance of healthy lifestyle.When I crossed 50 years old( afew years ago),I began to see more and more of my peers and seniors getting sick prematurely.My observation is that many of us eat too much and do little exercises.So far,I have yet to see any of my friends or kampung folks die of starvation!
Nowadays,I do my morning walk 2 times a week and cycle with my friends 2 times a week.It is now embedded into my weekly life style and thank God for it.We can start but to keep going we need friends so that they keep us going and make our lives more interesting.Now,I belong to two cycling groups-Putrajaya Easy Riders and Putrajaya Urban Riders.As part of my little contribution to the cycling community,I was co-opted into the committee members of Putrajaya Inter Parks Ride(PIPR) organised and sponsored by Perbadanan Putrajaya.The last PIPR was attended by more than 1000 cyclists!
When I started cycling more than two years ago,I felt weird wearing that cycling helmet.I was the only adult who went round cycling around the neighbourhood wearing the helmet.Even my wife got worried that people may think I went nuts!Sometimes,to do a better thing makes one become a minority or the odd man out.To me,as long as I believe I am doing the right thing I will just do it.As a good example,Apple's market share in PC industry was less than 10% but it stayed focussed and being innovative in what they were doing and now they are enjoying great growth and profit for being and thinking different.As they say,the rest is history..
More info on healthy life style here.