My 16 year old son is very active and a good athlete. He plays on a competitive soccer team, the high school soccer team and also runs track and cross country on his high school teams. Sometimes he likes to get on my road bike and fly up and down the street in front of the house a couple of times and thats it. Yesterday as I was going out the door for a ride I invited him as usual. He suprised me by saying "sure". I put a pair of platform pedals on my Sirrus and raised the seat about 3/4" as he is 6'1'' and off we went. The first couple of miles we rode easy and talked about shifting, comfort on the seat, cadence etc. When we came to a pretty steep hill I downshifted a couple of times, kept my cadence in mid 90's and took off. As I was near the top of the hill I was huffing pretty good and I had just looked over my left shoulder to make sure I wasn't too far ahead of him when he pulled up on my right side and just started talking to me like we were riding on flat ground. I just thought I was getting in good shape, but compared to him, ha. We rode 20 miles at a moderate pace, had a nice conversation and it was a blast for me. When we got home I asked him if he wanted to do it again sometime and just like a 16 year old he said "sure" and went back in the house.