Yesterday, June 1, was International Tabletop Day (according to this
part of the internet). It’s actually a celebration of board games but c’mon, the tabletop is ours!
The humble tabletop is a sacred part of getting rad on a bicycle. In my opinion, the tabletop is so important that is a note from the essential “blues scale” of bike riding. It might seem simple but it can convey more feeling than almost anything else. A single note that you can spend your life trying to perfect, and when done well, it is more meaningful than any amount of complicated guitar noodling.
To drive home this analogy home, all the bar-spinning, bike-flipping, flimflammery in the world can’t equal a properly boosted, locked in, knees-tucked, flat-as-a-table tabletop