Mick -one of my neighbours that has just bought a new bike- And Nathan-Another neighbour that has a bike--- Are accompanieing me on a bike ride.
Mick is younger than me and is the one that bought my OLD OCR last year and has now got a good bike. He is fitter than me but if I say take the pace down he does but on the hills I can normally beat him.
Nathan on the other hand is 30 years young- plays Rugby- Football- goes to the gym at ungodly hours for 2 hours at a time 3 days a week before work and Runs 15 miles in the evenings 3 days a week just to stay fit. Cycling is his summer sport just to stay fit for the winter.
If you go out with Nathan- That is what you do- You start out with him and don't see him again.
Well he took a ride today and it hurt. Only 20 miles or so and for the first 15 miles he said he was fine. Then I think he bonked but it may be that he just went too fast. Checked his computer and his average for the 20 was 19.7 mph so I know something went wrong. he normally does that ride at 22mph.
So I have suggested a recovery ride for him tomorrow. Keep speed down and spin.
Wonder how long we will be riding with him before he disappears in a cloud of Dust?