Jun 28  |  That Sense of Community

Posted by , June 28th, 2012 at 6:31PM    
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I get so snotty about group rides and such. Last week, one of the locals… who we all love dearly… lost his brother. Folks decided to dedicate Seth’s morning training ride to Ian… and to try do what we can. And so, when what we have in common is the bike… the thing we do is just go ride. And a ride where the whole point is to stomp one another… we go out and stomp. Seth usually shoots and rants about the stomping and also the hiding, and the good and bad riding. Ultimately it pushes enough buttons or strokes enough egos that folks show up… and are motivated to ride right. So, all of our lives are made better by Seth.

I’m kind of a difficult person and an acquired taste for folks… I get really upset for people when they die too young or take their own life. And I just feel really proud of all of us cyclists when we do what we do for each other…. and for me that’s that we ride in all the ways we ride, we give each other shit in all the ways we do, and we show up for each other when we can. Anyway… and there’s a nice shot of the stays on the Vagen at about 5:28. I hope the video isn’t too sentimental and I hope you’ve got a community of folks that you love and hate to ride with. It’s the best thing ever.
Why’s it always gotta be my fat ass being shot?


  1. Thanks for showing up, for making the effort, and being part of a day I’ll never forget. Thanks for this post as well. It’s a community, indeed. Really appreciate it, Noel.

    Comment by Seth Davidson — June 29, 2012 @ 9:47 am    

  2. Hey Seth… I can’t hear you because I’m blinded by the lack of footage of me jumping the sprint, catching Sean and Brian in the break and getting stuck at a red light. It’s really what this is all about….. community… whatever.

    Comment by Noel — June 29, 2012 @ 1:04 pm    

  3. It is really touching to see this group of people come together and support somebody through a tough time. I’m pretty new to the pier ride, but it is clear that you’ve got a lot of people that care about you, Seth. Your writing is raw and honest, and at times legitimately hilarious, even when I have the (mis)fortune of having your camera pointed at me. I suppose it is an honor.

    Looking forward to seeing you both out there in the coming weeks.

    Comment by Brad — July 1, 2012 @ 9:15 am    

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