Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
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I think he's gaming you. He's goading you to come onto his turf and race him at BMX, because he thinks he has a chance against you, and wants to see how he measures up to you. I suspect that he has a good deal of respect for you, otherwise the challenge wouldn't be necessary.
Here's how to make things interesting, and seem fair. Challenge him to a two race series. One BMX, and one on the road. Tell him you both have to agree to the distances (pick some ranges), and some ground rules , but you get to pick the BMX course, and he gets to pick the road course. This is where experience and treachery can trump raw talent.
I really think that if you do this without resorting to undue trash-talking it can be a good experience for both of you. Hopefully you'll be able to teach him a lesson about respect and humility if you give both runs your best, and show good sportsmanship - win, lose or split.
Good luck. I'm hoping my 14 year old will issue me a similar challenge soon.
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