THERE’S A LOT OF ANGST ABOUT THE INTERWEBS RUINING THE PHYSICAL WORLD, but it aint all bad.
Check it out. We’ve been building two amazing group rides: one for about a year (Big Food Park), and one for 15 years (TheTMWC). Both have them have grown because of the digital connections we can make. Both Facebook and Strava make it easy to share what’s happening in a group, who’s part of the group, and encourage us to join groups.
For us cyclists, this is really cool. We can find rides and be included in groups of like-minded bike addicts. We can easily give each other digital high-fives, share pictures and videos, and include news and comments germane to us.
Are Facebook and Strava altruistic? Not really. They are making money off the service they provide. But, I’m down with that because we are making lasting real-world friendships and connections.
This morning Brennan joined us for the first time..
Hey, I’m Todd.
Nice to meet ya. How’d you hear about our ride?
… and that’s pretty cool.