This is just another one of those stories that are so funny to me. They typical, "I look good so I can kick your arse rider" misconception....It's just so funny to me that we are underestimated cause of our typical Clyde/Athena looks.
Well, Gina and I are our reststop talking with a few friends after 40 miles on the road. We're talking rides, organized rides and some of the tough ones we've done. Some dude pulls up and parks his bike right next to us. Wow, what a beautiful bike! It's full out Timetrial race bike with aerobars. The rims are supersweet. I'm sure that the rims alone are more expensive than both my bikes put together. I see the guy's bike and yes, I'm envious! I look at him and his shorts and jersey are the same exact color of his bike. Now that had to be special order. Just looking at the outfit and the bike, I was very envious!
So we continue talking about our past rides but this dude keeps looking me up and down. Superfit looking guy ,sure he's thinking, "you don't look all that". I notice the looks but I just smirk and look at the guy like "you don't know what I got!". I think I'm the only guy that notices but he goes into the restroom and Gina says, "did you get a load at that guy, the looks?". I just laugh and say, he doesnt' seem to like me much!"....So he sucks down a Gu and looks real cool doing it but continues with the looks. No biggie, just fun!
So we head out and sure enough, here comes the looker! Now I'm the guy that doesn't leave my wife alone on the road so I only do what she'll allow me to do. She tells me when we're going to fast, too hard etc. This is one day I wish I were alone and on my single since I can carry a better pace on my own and able to sprint at will without approval.
But we're rolling down the trail doing a decent pace. Maybe 19 which is great after 40'ish miles. JUST THEN!!!! The dude rolls by and buzzes us!
Oh baby it's on! Gina is rarely the person to say, "'what a jerk" but his day she does! She says "step on it, let's see what he's got!" Ohhhhh BABY!!!!!.. We kicked it up into the twenties. He fades after a mile or so and we roll on by. Gina asks, "did you see his face, hes' sweatin' like a dog!" I said no but is he still near. Yeah and he's giving chase!
So we pick it up and hold it! Little by little the guy falls back. Since we're already rolling. Lets just keep it going. I look back every so often just to rub his nose! About 6 more miles and the dude is gone! He was a good size dude, maybe 180 and looked strong and fit. So I tell Gina after he's gone, "that will teach him to buzz my big arse!".
We keep the pace the entire 12 mile remainder of our ride till we are stopped about 1/4 before our stop. I'm pretty tired but we stop as a forum member recognized us form the pics and waved us down. So we stop and chat for a bit then he takes our pic. Just after we finish posing for pics, the sleek looking dude rides by huffing and puffing. Wish I had that cheesy grin while taking the pics! This was me when he rolled by...He's about 4 minutes behind which was really surprising to me! I thought he'd be better!
The pic the other SoCal member took of us! Just cracks me up since we are not the typical cycling models. I look pigeon toed in the pic and Gina's is the typical "honey, does this spandex make my butt look big?" pic!
Do we look like riders?