Day Ninety-six: Double Live DJ Rides in the Studio with my Tribe!
Today was a very special day. I belong to a facebook group of riders who try to ride together in the morning at 5:15am. They've become my friend group on Peloton, almost all of the followers I have or people I follow are from this group. It is nice to have followers/follow others. When the leaderboard grows long, I just filter by people that I follow and I have manageable cohort of folks to make my community. We also sometimes chat about the rides in the facebook group and encourage each other at different moments, milestones, etc.
Today was one of the riders, Emily's, birthday AND her 700th ride. The idea that she has already gotten 700 rides under her belt is amazing! So, many members of the tribe came into the studio to ride and then go to dinner. It was so rewarding to put faces with names and leaderboard handles.
I did a ride with Jess and then I did a ride with Robin with the #515 tribe. In both cases it was DJ Jean Micheal that MADE the ride for me. His energy, his upbeat authentic presence--as well as his sometimes silly dance moves--really made me feel like I was at the best kind of dance party, a rooftop dance party in the best of weather, where everyone embraced a bit of whimsy and a lot of gratitude. Then we all piled into near freezing conditions to go to dinner.
Thanks to everyone: DJ JM for your very way of being on this earth. #5:15 tribe for being my partners in early morning crime. Emily for sharing your birthday with us.