I went out for a spin with a couple of my friends today. We're just a bunch of groms trying to have fun, so we reserve the Lycra and jerseys for the long rides. Today we just wore whatever we put on in the morning.
Anyway, on the way back, we came to a stop light, as some guy pulls up to us on a Cervelo TT bike (Soloist?). Considering we don't often see carbon, we all cast approving smiles to him. What a cold face he had. When the light turned green, me and my one friend who had a road bike AND skill pulled off from our slower friends in a bit of friendly competition. Not surprisingly, Mr. TT Man passes us. By now we're on a greenway that has a 10mph speed limit. Obviously no one takes it seriously, but we still slow down for joggers and corners. My friend and I descend quickly, and we're unintentionally about to catch the guy. As we pass him, he gives us a look and says this: "Ten miles per hour, buddy. Got a problem with that?"
Me and my friend didn't even bother to look at him. Now, it's obvious he was butthurt from being passed by a couple kids on aluminum road bikes, but for someone to say such an ass-bag-ish (and hypocritical) statement from such feelings unacceptable. As we peaked the hill, we destroyed the descent. As we looked back, TT guy was still keeping on us and being a massive hypocrite. We neared another big hill and sprinted up that, with the guy further away every time we cast a look at him. We descend and begin another climb. After that, we sprint on the flat, and come out of the greenway with the guy about 200m behind us.
I think it's obvious that the guy was a massive butthurt poseur who couldn't handle being bested. He's got the carbon, the Dura-Ace and the Lycra, but had no talent. Now, I'm not saying slow people can't have nice bikes, but being a hypocritical dick AND having no talent doesn't work. I've met awesome people who are slow as heck, but are super nice and our outside to enjoy themselves and unwind after a long ride. I love these people, but this guy was out to show off his shiny kit.
But who knows, maybe he was on his "recovery ride".