anyone else finding that their interest in it all is waning?
i have a beautiful 96 kilauea in my garage, a few spare pounds to start getting it built, and
i'm not sure i can be arsed....
Just order the bits that you need, build it up (an afternoon's work...) and then get out and find nice inspiring places to ride. The bike is just the tool - where it can take you and what it lets you do is the real deal, building and maintaining them is just a means to an end...(it fills a wet afternoon I suppose).
Only the other evening I was complaining to my wife about it maybe being time for me to give up riding (cos I'm taking a longer time than I would like to recover from my last big stack
) and yet went for a "last minute type of thing" ride with a mate yesterday, and had the best four hours riding that I've had in months.
We discovered (well, I'd checked it out on foot last weekend) a sweet "never ridden before by anyone" route off the tops, though woods down into a valley which will become a firm favourite. In fact, it was so sweet that I dragged my mate back up 1400 ft again to give it another go.
So maybe do things that you don't normally do - ride different terrain, get out on foot and discover new cheeky trails and do a bit of clearing/cutting back and then ride them. Or if you've never raced, maybe give it a try, or a Trailquest?? Just a club ride or two even.
In fact, walking in the hills and woodland is always a great catalyst for me - I can guarantee that within 10 minutes I'm saying (or thinking) "I wonder if this drop/bank/gulley is rideable and where does this sheep track go?? I must get up here on a bike..."
Build that Kilauea up mate, and then just get out and give it some stick !