“You could hear the water, what little was in the river,” Scott continues. “It was totally quiet, except you hear trains, and the water, and the wind in the trees. It reminded me of rollerblading all over New York City at night.” (Scott moved here from New York six years ago and raced BMXs as a kid.) “It kinda reconnected me to my experience in New York of riding [and blading] through the streets — andthere are no cars around, and you own the streets. We all have our blinking lights and you can see each other from a half a mile away. It’s exciting to be somewhere unique on a Saturday night, not at a bar.”
“Since I started riding my bike,” Michael says, eyeing his ringing Treo. “It has been making me aware of how, when I am in my car, how isolated I am. And, when I am on my bike, how exposed I am. It just makes you feel, like, more a part of things.
“I have been telling everyone we know, ‘Get a bike and spend Friday and Saturday nights riding around.’ It’s so much more fun than trying to go to some hipster event.”?