When my friends Ben and Jaimie were out last Thanksgiving, I was able to con them into going on a bike ride. Ben and Jaimie are not cycling nerds dying to go on a bike ride whenever possible. They do like cycling in Chicago and do some bike commuting. Jaimie even reviewed a Vaude Pannier for us recently over at CommuteByBike.com. But that said, they typically don’t consider cycling as something on the top of their recreational activities.
A visit with Ben and Jaimie more typically involves things like sitting around talking, drinking coffee, playing Settlers of Catan and other intellectually but not necessarily physically stimulating activities. As a cycling nerd, I’m always looking for a way to con my family and friends into going on bike rides without to seriously imposing on their style. With a bunch of electric bikes hanging around the shop for the JOYBAG project I had the perfect bait for suggesting we go for a bike ride.