Bro Date

January 1, 2012

Today I had the great pleasure of cycling with Eric.  Eric is married to Noe Venable, an extraordinary singer-songwriter I met a few years back who has had me play marimba on her last two recordings.  They are a perfect couple: smart, sensitive, and creative.  Eric is a filmmaker, writer, and musician.

At any rate, Eric is a passionate cyclist, as am I, and we headed out today for some urban riding along the West Side Highway.  We started at 34th street and went up to the George Washington Bridge where I snapped a few photos.

We spent a lot of time talking about our families and life in general, as well as bikes and the Tour Divide, a race we both hope to complete soon.  At any rate, it was the first time in a while I’ve been able to hang with another guy for a few hours and I really enjoyed myself.  Most of my companions in life are women, especially my wife and two little girls.  I’m very lucky to be surrounded by such smart, beautiful girls, but I still need some time to hang with my bros.  Eric is the ultimate bro.  He “gets it.”

I don’t need to say any more than that.  If you’re a woman you’re probably rolling your eyes.  If you’re a dude you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Right, bro?

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