Hello You Lot, I'm looking for a bit of general bike-y advice, please. A few years ago I was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition that meant- in essence- if I didn't sit very, very still all of the time for the rest of time, then I ran a very high risk of paralysis from even the smallest fall. However, because I am a penis and because I figured if this happened I'd end up sitting very, very still anyway, I decided to do as much as I could, while I could, and be grateful for every moment I got moving about and generally enjoying myself, and- y'know- being a penis. So, I have done exactly that, and the last 6 years have been an absolute blessing, and whilst they've been hugely coloured by endless, tedious, miserable, sickening pain I've never once forgotten how lucky I am to just be doing. I especially consider myself to be exceptionally fortunate that I've been able to learn to ride bikes, and have even blasted my way through many of things that were always on my fantasy bike list (mainly by selling everything else I owned but also by not eating or at least just eating my wife's food and selling my own), as well as 'achieving' lots of other silly but somehow crucial things like getting my knee down at track days etc. I've always known that the truth is, it's not so much that someone with my kind of injuries shouldn't be doing things like this, it's more that I probably wouldn't have bothered if I hadn't become injured. So, breaking my back has really given me a kick up the arse, which- ironically- you can only do if you've got a broken back. In addition to this, I'm also famously rubbish at most things, so forcing myself to do something like biking as much as I can has also resulted in a genuinely new sensation for me: I got better at something. Not good, but not terrible, either. And that felt great. In short then, I feel so massively privileged to have been able to do these things- any of these things- and now have a mental shoe-box full of lovely memories of times shared with nice people, going to nice places, sometimes on nice bikes. And, because I always felt so blessed to be able to do this stuff, I always told myself I wouldn't care if it ended tomorrow. However. It ended yesterday. I had a little fall and it's wrecked my back catastrophically and in all likelihood according to the back quacks this is it for me. And, whilst I still find myself so, so glad I got up off my arse and did everything I could whilst I could, I also find that I've no idea what to do next. So, here's where you come in. What do I do next? I still absolutely love bikes. I love looking at bikes, I love fixing bikes, Hell- I even like buying bikes on behalf of my friends, as meeting other bike people is always fun. But riding bikes is no longer going to be an option. Likewise, I've always really enjoyed every aspect of track days, including the getting it all ready, and getting our little base camp set up, and I have always believed I go to have a good time not to set a good time, but that's not going to be an option now either as just moving the stuff about won't be possible, nor in all likelihood will be the journey to and from the places. So then, what can you all suggest I do? I'd really like a bike-based hobby but I'm really struggling to think of one. I'd welcome any suggestions you have. Btw, please don't think this thread is a thinly-veiled attempt to get pity or anything, it absolutely isn't. I don't warrant any pity or sympathy, and am not fishing for it. I have been, and continue to be the luckiest man in the world, and have had far, far more good fortune than anyone could possibly deserve. I feel so grateful to have got this far, and now I'd really appreciate your suggestions on what to do next. Thank you for reading this, I'd appreciate any suggestions you might have. N.