By Scoop Skupien
There are precious few activities that compare with the feeling of riding a bike.
As the landscape rushes past, everything else disappears – bills, unfinished tasks at work, relationship issues. Poof! All gone.
Nonbelievers think bike enthusiasts don’t see the world around us, but they’re wrong. Extremely wrong. While riding, we savor each second in this dimension more than they do their entire lifetimes.
But hey, you know, that’s just like, uh, my opinion, man.
THE BEST TIME TO RIDE IS RIGHT NOW
It’s cold outside – well, not really, I used to live in Chicago, where right now, people can’t feel their faces.
But it is a little colder here. And every day, it gets dark 45 seconds after I finish lunch. So maybe we all need a little help throwing our legs over our bikes.
That’s why ASD is instituting Tuesday night rides at 6:00 p.m. All levels are welcome as we explore the Asheville area – a little asphalt and a little dirt.
You know, surf and turf.
Don’t let winter get you down. Don’t let it stop you. Join us for some spinnage around the AVL.
Meet us at 717 Haywood every Tuesday at 7. Bring a light or two. And a flask, if you’re into that sort of thing.
But most importantly, as Freddie Mercury said, “Get on your bikes and ride!”