For the last couple months, a group of friends and I have been taking to the streets late at night once the city’s cogs stop churning and the chaos has been subdued for our eagerly anticipated NightRides. Past events have included a short sprint from the U-District to the Pike Place Market, casual cruises along the Burke Gilman through Ballard, and this Friday we depart from Queen Anne for a seaside trip to Alki Beach. No traffic, no worries. Just a bike and an eternal sense of youthful optimism. If you want to join us, let me know and I’ll gladly keep you updated.