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Old 06-24-11, 08:09 AM
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Ride For Roswell - my first charity; should I resist the urge to show off?

Doing my very first charity ride tomorrow. 40 days ago I signed up for the 22 mile route, thinking that would be the upper limit of my abilities at this time (at the time 10 miles wore me out). Now I can do 22 miles in an hour and a half, easily, and have been doing that 4 days a week on the weekdays as my daily exercise routine.

So I'll be riding with friends... and I have to say I am a lot bigger than they are, but I know I can outride any of them at this point. Should I resist the urge to show off and just ride with them casually? Or should I just go for it and race to each checkpoint and wait for them to catch up? My ego would prefer the latter, but my politeness says I shouldn't...
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Never let your ego get ahead of yourself. Its great that you can out ride them but its much more fun to just ride with them, have conversation and enjoy the day. You have nothing to prove if if you are a Clyde. Most people won't expect you to go the distance as it is so in that, you will show them a great accomplishment. You never want to hear "that big dude can ride, but rides like a jerk"

Ride the pace and have fun during the ride.
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IF you are all competent riders and want to see who can pull the best time of the day for bragging rights among friends then go for it, could make the day more memorable. If not, then just enjoy the day as stated and try to get them to ride with you more now that they get a whiff of how fun it can be.
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