Yesterday I had the good fortune to be following what appeared to be an attractive female biker. She was moving at a very good pace and I would've had to pick it up a notch to pass her. So I decided to stay behind her for a while and admire her perfectly formed uh, panniers. Oddly, I completely forgot about my straining muscles and the fire in my lungs.
After a bit it occured to me that she might be a little uncomfortable thinking there is some guy behind her whose top priority in life has suddenly become her beautiful caboose. So I made sure not to follow too close.
I'm wondering what the ladies think when they're being tailed. Should we suck it up and pass them even if it means going faster than we'd like? I don't think twice about following a guy (if the pace is good) - as a matter of fact I've learned a few things by examining gear on bikes I've been following. Do we have a double-standard here?
I'm looking forward to the ride home tonight.