There are plenty of reasons to be on a bike team. (As I go over here and here and here.) One of the best reasons is to make great friends. I’ve been lucky to make long term friends and some of my best friends through racing, coaching and just good old fashioned riding. This weekend was a great reminder as I was able to get out and ride with teammates on a happenstance and also on a planned group ride. It was great motivation to get out, as well as just plain fun on the bike. Although I missed the impromptu accapella Bohemian Rhapsody session that happened before I met up with the guys, I was there for the multiple flats and ribbing that goes with it and the always exciting town line sprints.