One of my favorite benefits of riding with my Hickory Velo Club brothers and sisters is learning more about who they are and what makes them tick off the bike.
A terrifically powerful example: last night my good Sis and I hopped out to the HUB Station Arts Center in Hudson, NC, to see one of my good cycling brothers, Charlie Finkel, play Norman Thayer in "On Golden Pond". Charlie is a retired trial lawyer and also a well-trained, lifelong true acting professional. Just as he did in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens" last year, Charlie nailed his lead role in "On Golden Pond" as did his fellow acting team.
It's an understatement to say the evening was a thrill. And I'm doubling down on that. Next week, I'll him seeing again in the same play with my good brother Ken and his wife Julia. All fun!
Thanks, Charlie, for a good look at a great and enriching part of your life!