Despite having extra large lungs and heart, my cycling abilities are not much better than average. But some of you on the boards here indeed have very rare abilities. Cheung mentioned in brief that he just hopped on a bike last year and suddenly discovered himself to be very competitive at the US collegiate level -- outrageous. Our wang-displaying man in Bozeman has TT'd at 35mph. WaterRockets used to zip up to 40mph on a steel bike. There's a story about some pro cyclist, forgot who, who discovered his insane aerobic capacity when in a general phys ed class where the teacher saw he was lapping all the other kids repeatedly. When asked how he did this he replied, "I ride my bike."
Gifted cyclists have no immediately apparent physical traits -- they don't have bizarre height like basketball players or exaggerated muscle mass like football players -- so it seems they aren't readily identifiable. [In the voice of Zoolander] When did you discover you were ridiculously good-pedaling?