As some might know, I'm trying to commute with a HRM. Unfortunately, my heart only knows 180 BPM time trial stuff. So this morning, determined to get that HR under 165, I lengthened the ride but got carried away going about 22mph for the 1st 4 miles. Some stoplights in between...HR is actually like 140...
As I'm going to climb the 520 trail, my HR blows up. No pride this time...I got off an walked about 1/8 of mile. Behind me comes another commuter...apparently, I'd been passing him every day for weeks. Now he sees me walking that bike...he FREAKS and hails. I give him the "I'm good" and kept walking till the HR went back down.
I ride the rest of the way to the light...In the distance, I see that guy. He was turned, and watching for me! I signalled the thumbs up as his light changed, he nodded, waved-- took off.
Whoever you are...thanks for noticing and not jeering!