It all happened this morning, around 7:30AM. That's when the flock of teenage hipsters get on their pedal-equipped contraptions to go to school. Rube' looks out the window, spotting the first unsuspecting underage contender, and starts a 2 minute counter.
* Warm Temperature, check (you know I'm a temp sissy).
* 110PSI, check.
* Insulated Polar Water Bottle with ice cold water x 2, check.
* Non-squeaky recently lubed chain, check.
* Pearl Izumi gloves in matching red, check.
* ONE FULL MONTH FREE OF CIGARETTES! Hell yeah, check!
...Some blocks later *ON YOUR LEFT* (suckah!)...and zoom, 1st one bites the dust. He gets off saddle and tries to sprint, but I'm gone! out of sight on less than 2 blocks. Ahead, group of 3 @ stop sign. They spotted me, formed echelon and sprinted. The one pulling even lost his baseball cap... but resistance is futile... *ON YOUR LEFT!* (suckah!)...
Passed local high school doing 25MPH... Roadie spotted up ahead, riding Cervelo with shiny full gear... TO THE DROPS!! He spotted me, sprints off saddle, goes to drops... I'm closing in... I look back, OH NOES, the hipster sucking mah wheel! I crank up the watts, drop hipster, get side by side with roadie... looked at him, his out of breath... OMG I got this! Paced roadie, keeping eye on hipster behind... roadie drops... hipster still in pursuit (guess he ate his corn flakes this morning). Few more blocks, looked back, hipster is gone... yeah!!!
I completed the loop back home, no more targets were spotted. Got back on the bike in the afternoon, did 10 miles around the neighborhood, averaged 17MPH without really trying very hard. This sport is so much fun when you have working lungs!