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Old 09-17-06, 04:26 AM   #1
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Nice ride, dude

Last week, as I was riding home, I got on the MUP and rolled down a hill. An overweight guy on a MTB wearing a back pack over a white tee-shirt and using sandals on platform pedals zipped by me on his knobby tires. In no time, he was a couple hundred feet ahead. Then, he hit an uphill stretch. I passed him when he and I took different routes for about 200 feet. I kept on moving, and he was eventually out of my rear view mirror.

A couple miles of flats later, I saw him gaining on me. I turned off the MUP to get to my house, but if I had gone much farther, he would have caught me.

This dude is going to be a really, really strong rider if he sheds a few (which he will if he keeps riding at this pace).

Bike commuting is great, isn't it?

Edit: And yes, I'm pretty sure it was not Jan Ullrich.

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Old 09-17-06, 06:58 AM   #2
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There's this one fellow obviously training weekdays on a MTB with knobby tires that are making so much noise you need ear plugs when he blasts by. On weekends he is on his road bike and runs at speeds you simply cant believe.
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Old 09-17-06, 08:25 AM   #3
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Today going to the store, I hit 34 mph, and stayed up with traffic for 2.5 milles. Then on the way back I was doing 28 mph. The goods in the trunk slowed me down. If the cars would have got out of the way, I could have opened it up to about 37 mph or so.
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