So you want to know about me eh?
Well, here goes then. I was born and bred in Chesterfield, Derbyshire right on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.
A beautiful area and a brilliant playground to enjoy on my bike. I’ve been into bikes all my life, ever since being a toddler enjoying trips out in my dad’s sidecar, and I love riding in the UK and Europe including a few trips around the French / Italian Alps off-road. Excellent fun and a genuine adventure, riding in places where not so many bikers get to enjoy and where the tarmac disappears to be replaced with gravel, rocks and mud. Fantastic, exciting and a little scary too at times!
So, who am I?
Simple really. I’m just me! Pretty easy to get along with, love to make people laugh and honestly try to live my own life without annoying anybody else in the process. I don’t really subscribe to the nanny state kind of thing, I reckon people take offence a little too easily these days and almost expect to be offended. Just move on people, if there’s something you don’t like, go do something or watch something or listen to something you do like and let someone else do the other stuff, it’s a big, big World and there’s room for all of us to enjoy it our way.
Live and let live 🙂
What prompted me to start the ‘Way Over 50’ blog?
Well, I’ve often thought about blogging, it was always going to be about bikes of course, the bikes I ride, the places I ride to and the people I meet and ride with, but I never really had the motivation until recently (Late 2016) when I got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
I never thought I’d end up blogging about a chronic illness and I guess I just figured I’d record my thoughts, feelings and daily life to help me monitor my IBD and its effects on my body and my mind!
Maybe it will help people who don’t have IBD understand what it is and what it does to a person, physically and emotionally. Maybe be it will help fellow sufferers relate to someone and not feel so alone with the dreaded flares and uncertainty 🙂
Keep smiling people, it really is the best medicine 🙂
(For the head anyway)