Here in Portland, we have what some might call fitness clubs. There are running clubs, cycling clubs, rowing clubs, possibly even climbing clubs. People joining together to participate in some common activity that they all enjoy, and share similar experience level. Well, we have what we like to affectionately call, our bike gang. Most of our friends are car-free, or car-light so if we go places together we're riding our bikes. It's just a great way to experience the city together. It sure beats being stuck in a car, or taking 2 cars, or riding the bus. We find free boxes, see who can ride with no hands, see who can ride with no hands and stand on their pedals (I can), and judge people in cars.