As much as I love racing my mountain bike, it is nice to just go out and ride. No pressure, no need to hammer, just enjoy the trails and the company.
Today was such a ride. I met up with Kurtee and John Thompson. It's been a long time since I rode with John so it was nice to see him out again. Plus I was able to return his cooler that had been living in my garage for the last year. This leads me to funny little story. The last time I hung out with John was at an Eagles game last year. He was there with his sons Justin and Jeremy. Justin was a college student at the time and seemed to have a dis-taste fro good beer. John and I tried to get him to try a Hop Devil but he wanted no part of it. Bud light was his beer for choice. I tried to explain that it wasn't even beer, but it was not getting through. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago. John takes Justin to the Victory Brewery, now Justin is hooked on Hop Devil and Hop Wallop. The very beer he hated just a year ago. It might just have something to do with the fact that he has graduated from college and is now a working man.
One more convert.