Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
New climb vid & classic cyclist conversation caught on cam
Today was an absolutely perfect day for a hill-climbing gaspathon.
At the bottom of a climb I was caught and passed by another cyclist before I had the camera on (damn!). I turned it on and caught up to him. He asked where I was going and all the usual cyclist talk. Then he told me he'd been off the bike for a while and "needed a good butt kicking". You see where this is going, right? I'm sure most of us have been around cyclists who claim to be new riders, just getting back into the sport after a layoff, recovering from illness, having an off day, yadayadayada. Then they proceed to make you suffer.
Watch and listen for yourself.
The second video is a few good sufferfest climbs from Placer Hills Road between Meadow Vista and Colfax. These are what I rode after me and the other cyclist parted company.