I'm not sure why, but lately on group rides I seem to have the unique ability to attract people who like to talk. And talk. And talk. I'm very much a social animal and a reasonably good listener, but after awhile it can get, well, just plain tedious.
Go fast and these gasbags hang with you. Go slow and they say, "I think I need a little recovery time." Stop to take a pee, and, yep, they need to stop to take a pee, too.
I guess I could give them a Greta Garbo look and say, "I vant to be alone." But I'd really rather find a more graceful escape.
Sign me, "All Ears All the Time"