Cycling, simply put, is not exactly the cheapest of hobbies. And until we can make that big leap into the pro ranks (which is almost, but not entirely, impossible for a 37 year old) we generally have to do something when we aren’t riding to make a few bucks. But sometimes that balance just doesn’t work out so well.
I’ve been in that situation for the last few months. I’m a tech guy – systems engineer, responsible for keeping my company’s servers up and running. And I’ve been working for a startup. That means a lot of hours. One can not ride with their keyboard in front of them.