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    I Got Dropped Today! (and got new PR)

    I was out on my solo ride today, and I got passed (and dropped) today. It was a regular route for me, and I rarely see any other cyclists. I was about 5 or 6 miles out from my start, basically getting warmed up for the big climb, and I saw a shadow creep up on my right, and next thing I know, this guy on a sweet Lynskey is passing me. We exchange brief greetings as he motors on by. I briefly considered staying with him, but I really had planned on not pushing myself too hard today, because I have a big ride on Sat (the Iron Horse) and I want to be fresh. At any rate, I picked up my speed from about 20 to about 22 for the next few miles and kept him in my sight. I honestly figured I'd probably catch him on the hill before the pass. Gradually, I couldn't see him anymore, and didn't until I was 1/2 mile from the summit and he was on his way down, so I didn't catch him! BUT the cool thing is I got a new PR today just because I had this guy out in front of me that I was trying to catch! The ride is approx 27 miles with 2000+ ft of climbing, and I knocked 3 min off my PR.

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    Live to ride ride to live Carbon Unit's Avatar
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    It is good that he made you ride a little harder. Getting dropped is something I live with on most group rides so I have gotten use to it. Most people work towards their strengths and pick up hobbies that show off their talent but I picked up a hobby that I suck at and am working hard not to suck at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
    It is good that he made you ride a little harder. Getting dropped is something I live with on most group rides so I have gotten use to it. Most people work towards their strengths and pick up hobbies that show off their talent but I picked up a hobby that I suck at and am working hard not to suck at it.
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