"He's definitely got my back," said the father of the son. Both completed the 40-mile tour together, along with 32,000 other riders. My friend and I were waiting to cheer them on when they crossed out of Central Park. They waved and left us in their dust. Later, they brought home a hazelnut cake for my birthday. We didn't do the traditional birthday tequila shots, though. I told them it would be a waste as they were both pretty wiped. But their hearts were pumping nicely.