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Old 04-25-19, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I'm saying that... concern and attention to the speed and passing ability of strangers is mostly an affection of the minority of the cycling population who consider themselves avid enthusiasts.
I'm going to agree with this. I ride almost daily with my wife for the final portion of my homeward commute. I let her lead out, and simply match her pace. She's a competent rider and keeps an excellent cadence, but she lacks the killer instinct. We ride on roadsides and in bike lanes with traffic.

If we're passed by another rider, my wife's ride remains unchanged. She cares little. Inside my head, a voice is screaming "let's chase him/her down like a dog!!!" I leave that voice where it is, unspoken. I simply stay with my wife.

Different people, different pursuits.
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