If there’s anything that gets me a little misty thinking about cycling, one thing that I’m genuinely grateful for… Besides having the bicycle equivalent of a Ferrari, beyond the fact that I can nearly drop weight at will, beyond the clear head and cleansed heart… Way past the hard work, good food, is one thing that wraps all of those other things up with a bow… It’s the friendships, new and rejuvenated.
I’ve finally got a sport where I can be the guy that people want to invite to the club ride. That guy who will lay his guts on the road till he’s absolutely whipped, so his buds can catch a good, fast draft. The guy who can and will pedal 16 miles an hour into a 20 mph headwind on the bar top so he can block more wind for his wife, then work his ass off to keep up once she’s got the tailwind. The guy who will do his best for the gang…
It’s said that it is always about the bike. It is, except when it’s about the engine.
The best thing about road cycling, about cycling with a group of friends, is that I get to be one of those guys... I love being that guy.
It’s the weekend my friends! Ride hard, eat well, and Respect the Engine™