If I have 6 hours to go do something, I'd much rather spend it on the bike. Lately, I've been able to meet new people and even do some business while cycling. Today for example, I met another local cyclist who also works for a large high tech company in Utah County. We exchanged emails a few times and finally connected today for a post work ride on the BST above Orem. It's funny when you first meet another cyclist. Small talk starts while trying to catch a glimpse of their legs and arms to gage their level of fitness. You can tell a lot about a cyclist just by looking at their legs. I knew within seconds that Aaron, who I just met, was a hardcore cyclist.
We rode for about an hour and talked along the way. It turns out we know some of the same people. The cycling community in Utah is tight and if you talk to someone long enough, you can usually make a connection.
Cycling should be the new golf. I think I'll make a bumper sticker.
By the way, check out the 2008 Omniture kits that arrived a few weeks ago. I think they turned out great. These will make you 10% faster and 5 lbs lighter.