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!
Lately I heard a few sad news about my friends falling sick.What is fated is fated but many of us are still dancing on the road leading to personal health disaster.We eat too much and exercise too little and we could not be bothered what we eat as long as we enjoy the food!
To my personal friends,I have stopped smoking almost one and the half years ago ,exercise regularly and struggling to to eat less every day.Let us try to live a healthy lifestyle.With the grace and rahmah from Allah swt,the only 'medicine' I take daily now is my cod liver oil capsules.
Photo Note: four on the left are my friends in their 50's.One on the right most is my son.