How do you find time to ride? Recently I've taken custody of my two daughters as it was discovered their mums partner is on the sex offenders register. She continues to see him so she isn't getting the kids back unless its over my dead body and even then I'll put up a fight. Child services are with me on this but are also insisting that the children remain in their current school for the time being so they can work on getting the girls mum to see sense. Unlikely. I live in Bolton. It's a 12 mile trip there including walking to and from the train stations. Then it's the same trip back and I have 3 hours in which to sort out their beds and general mess and get some dinner and then I'm off to pick them up again. Kiddies and I get home for about 4.45pm having started the day at 6am. Having done dinner, a trip to the park with my youngest and more housework I'm lucky if I get to sit down at 9pm. Having lost her house due to rent arrears their mum is currently living with her paedo boyfriend and as such she cannot have the kids staying over at the weekend so is limited to time during the day. During this time it's yet more bloody housework (I hate a messy home) and some errands, shopping etc. There's just no time for the bike anymore and it's depressing the hell out of me. It's been so long since the bike moved that the Aldi computer has switched off the display completely to save power...normally it just shows the clock. Don't get me wrong, I love my children and this (apart from the circumstances in which it's occurred) is the best thing that's happened since the divorce. I get to be a full time dad again for the first time in nearly 6 years. The kids are loving it too but unfortunately have not one little bit of interest in cycling. My youngest, has in the past come out on rides with me but I feel she does it just to please me despite smiling away as she takes off. The time to just wheel the bike out and go for a ride to clear my mind is no longer there and this is an issue that not one member of my family seems to understand. The cycling helps enormously in fighting off clinical depression that has plagued me for 9 ish years so far. What do people do? Money is literally counted in pennies it's so tight and a roller isn't cycling.