So…what’s zing?

When I used to work as a bike messenger, on the cold streets of Calgary, Alberta, I met a guy and we became pals. Years later our paths would cross again through racing and the club scene in Alberta, but even before then, he did this thing that stuck with me. To animate any story he was telling about messengering, or riding, or racing, he would hold his fists out in front of him, bottoms parallel to the floor with the backs of his hands outward, and a slight 3-degree bend to his wrists, like he was holding the hoods of a road bike, and he’d rock his hands back and forth and go ‘zing-zing-zing-zing-zing’ to describe that motion you do when you’re jamming.

So that’s it, zing is when you’re flying up the road on your bicycle.

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