|First day of school or first day of summer vacation?||rideslikeagirl|
Apr 11, 2002 7:20 AM
|Since the time change, I've sensed a certain 'charge' in the air between us roadies.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but it takes me back to my school days - when you see your friends for the first time after summer break and have a ton to talk about, and there's just a general excitement of things to come.
All week, on my evening rides, I've seen so many more riders than on the weekends. They're all smiles and waves, happy to see a fellow cyclist enjoying our fortune. Frequently, I'll see them stopped on opposite sides of the road to chat for a moment before resuming the hammering.
Last night we ran across someone from our Saturday morning group (which I last rode in Oct - shameful!). She was on her way home, but turned around and joined us for another 'quick 10'.
That comraderie is unique and valuable to us.