I can't help it, I love beating kids. On the bike, I mean. Despite being 61 years old, I pass way more cyclists than pass me. When I see a "mark" up ahead, I can't help but push a little harder and pass him (or her). When I am feeling really nasty I pull out my water bottle and cruise by while drinking.
Today I did a 42 km ride in 1 hr, 54 min, which is pretty typical. I pulled out ahead of a "kid", a guy in his 20s, at a traffic light, and sensed him behind me as we followed city streets until we could get back on the valley bike trail. I thought I had probably lost him but a few km up the trail he passed me. Not to panic, there is a steep hill ahead and I can undoubtedly get him there. Sure enough, he is pedalling like crazy up the hill in too high a gear, and as he fades I breeze past him just before the crest. Of course I accelerate way faster down hill than he, with my rapid-fire "brifters", and my Cannondale touring bike is superior to his MTB.
Am I being immature? Should I grow up and act my age?