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Hey duggg,

Congrats on the early retirement, can't say I've been as fortunate as you but have been down the road you're on. I'm currently 43 and lost my wife in an auto accident 4+ yrs-ago; my dad died 8 months later.
I've had subsequent losses of my grandfather & other family members & friends and lost my job of 17+ years due to health issues----I know all too well about a reduced social life as I am currently in the same boat w/ my health problems & all. But, I was going to start riding my bike so I'm glad I saw your post!
I'm no doctor but it sounds to me like you may have a little depression-type sympton going on which, from my experience, will only be exacerbated the more your emotions ride the rollercoaster up & down with gaining/losing friends, contacts. All I would say is not to put all yer eggs in one basket/person so should your contacts with them lessen/end you don't hit a down cycle. Obviously, you've got some smarts to have retired so young, & to have a Cannondale--good bikes....
expand your horizons!!!! Take some classes----cooking, dancing, whatever..that involves folks of different ages, interests, backgrounds.
Work part-time in a bike/outdoors shop just for the social aspects and any insurance benefits (in case you eat it some day, lol) just DO NOT
spend your time thinking about your situation and "loneliness"
Carpe diem
Jeff
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