I was wondering what other riders think of this and what you would do.
I have been riding from March - November ride for about 17 years with a group of women. I have the longest commute 53 miles. we go on Sunday or Sat am usually, weather permitting.
Last year ended on a sad note for me, after being the leader for 16 years I had a few bad rides. My pace dropped and 2 weeks after the last ride of the year my gall bladder erupted and I had emergency surgery. Was out of the blue.
I have totally recovered and feel better then ever. Rode my 53 miles last week with only one buddy (sister in law) and after all those years of leading I expected to destroy her. Well my bike being 17 years old decided to ride horrible, my chain fell off 5 times. She totally took it as a chance to get a lead. Which is fine ( I have never taken off on a fellow rider, I wait for them when I no longer see them to ensure they are ok)
On the ride homeward my chain fell off about 15 miles from end and she kept going, I had cell phone with me and she didnt call or text. When i got home was no call to see if I was ok. That bothered me a little but I figured it was her day, after I dominated the ride so long she was using this as way to feel good, still I was ok. What bothered me was when I logged on facebook that night and this was her post, "Totally blow my riding partner away today, Ride was soooo easy. Hope the rest of your ride was good Karen"
I must be too protective of other ppl lol I wouldn't leave a rider stranded just to post on the internet I dominated the ride. Its not my pride to not winning the "Race" its the fact that I could have been hit by a car, kidnapped, raped or hurt somewhere and she didnt call or text, she posted on the internet for strangers to see. Am I being too sensitive or do you think this is poor buddy riding etiquette? I am quiet and shy and didnt say a word about it but inside its eating at me.
On a side note my bike is all done, she needs more work and parts then she is worth (bearing, hubs, rims, derailer, shifter etc). The bike shop recommends I get a new bike so I am test driving 3 tomorrow.