So the other day David and I were coming back from our Thurs. night ride which has some hills -- including one that tops out at just over 20% grade. We were giving each other strokes for making pretty good time on the ride. Stopped at an intersection at the bottom of a medium hill, I looked back and caught the eye of a pretty young rather full-figured lady on a road bike and we exchanged smiles. The light turned green and like the pair of testosterone-fueled old buzzards that we are, we spun up the hill about as fast as we could. I remember thinking "That young girl is pretty heavy -- this hill is going to be a *b****h for her."
Of course you know the rest of the story.
Well we got the jump on her spinning madly, but in about 10 seconds she came cruising past us using her big front ring and a small rear sprocket basically as if we were rolling downhill backwards! She gave us a big smile and wave and she was GONE. David observed that she had "legs like a linebacker!"
Thinking about it I am laughing all over again.
Don in Austin