Note to readers: I wanted to thank Leo Babauta (of Zen Habits) for his inspiration. I was going to send him an email to that effect. But then I decided that a public thank you would be a great way to show my appreciation. Plus, when people search for him, they’ll see that he’s had a positive impact on me. It’s kind-of like a thank you and a recommendation, all in one.
People have done open letters lots of times, but I usually only see negative ones. I think an open thank you is a nice positive spin to this trend.
I started off a couple weeks ago, riding 5-7 miles a day on my old girl’s mountain bike. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve been riding more and more. Today I did my second 12-mile ride!
Now I’m really getting into cycling, more than I ever was in the past. I’ve found joy, comfort, and happiness in this awesome activity. I’ve got a brand new helmet on the way, and I’m shopping for a good used road bike. I’m even considering writing a bit about cycling.
All this is to say one thing: your inspiration may have started me onto a great new hobby and life of fitness. I’m incredibly appreciative of all the writing you do around the blogosphere, and I’m amazed at your personal achievements and stamina.
Finally, I’d love your feedback on this “open thank you” concept. Is it a good idea or not?[tags]open thank you, leo babauta, zen habits, lifehack, biking, cycling[/tags]
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