Something I discovered Friday night: If you go to heavy metal shows and get in the pit (for non-metalheads, that means the snarling mess of sweaty fat dudes pushing each other around in front of the stage), you can stay in place better if you have cycling legs. I was in Cleveland friday to see Amon Amarth, and the pit was the most intense that I've experienced since I saw Slayer in Albany last year, before I started riding my bike every single day. At Slayer last year, it felt like a losing battle to keep my balance and stay in place while having fat sweaty dudes bouncing into me from all directions. I found on friday night during Amon Amarth that now my legs are a lot stronger as is my sense of balance, and people were bouncing off of me rather than into me. One huge guy came at me full speed and then bounced off and fell to the ground. After I laughed at him I helped him up and he was HEAVY, there's no way that he shouldn't have knocked me down instead, but I guess he doesn't ride his bike every day.
\m/ Watch out for the cyclists in the pit! \m/