I was out for a quick 70k ride this morning and was climbing up the Niagra Escarpment. The lead up to it is a series of rollers but an average 5% up hill gradient. The road tips up to 26% for a couple hundred meters, tapers off to 7% for 50 meters then up again at 31% for a couple hundred more.
It was during the last steep segment that a van pulls up beside me and an old Dutch fellow yells something at me. I couldn't hear what he said so he pulls up closer at yells "Do you know vut bishycles are for?
I looked at him and panted out "no. what?"
"Bishycles are for goingk down zgee hills!"
I just about had to dismount I was laughing so hard.
Then he says " Your legs are bulging. Your heart is pounding. You are breathing hard and you are schweating. All signs you are doing it wrong!"
We both chuckled and off he went.
I think I was grinning for about 10 minutes. Sometimes our random encounters with drivers are funny.