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Am I a ******bag on my bike sometimes?

Old 08-29-22, 09:28 PM
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Was she singing "Hot Rod Lincoln" when she passed the other car?
Told her she was gonna drive me to drinkin'.
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Old 08-30-22, 10:24 AM
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I did my favorite interval workout again last night (trying to make it a weekly habit). Sadly, among many other riders at the park, there was not one competitive Cat 6 racer. In other words, just a bunch of slow scrubs. But wouldn't you know it? When I completed my ten laps, rolled back to the car totally exhausted, and started loading up the bike, I saw two guys who'd apparently just arrived and were really moving. That's who I needed to be chasing! Bummer timing.

I wish people would show up promptly for races that start at a different unannounced time each week and that they don't know they're participating in and probably want nothing to do with.
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Old 09-01-22, 08:52 AM
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I think it's OK as long as you pass them safely, and I agree that it's fun sometimes to engage in some races even though others don't know that they're racing
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Old 09-01-22, 09:33 AM
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I did my favorite interval workout again last night (trying to make it a weekly habit). Sadly, among many other riders at the park, there was not one competitive Cat 6 racer. In other words, just a bunch of slow scrubs. But wouldn't you know it? When I completed my ten laps, rolled back to the car totally exhausted, and started loading up the bike, I saw two guys who'd apparently just arrived and were really moving. That's who I needed to be chasing! Bummer timing.

I wish people would show up promptly for races that start at a different unannounced time each week and that they don't know they're participating in and probably want nothing to do with.
When I first started riding as an adult I would go to a park near home that had a 5 mile loop bike path. I thought it was a big deal when I could do a whole lap and eventually I started doing 2 laps after work. This was about 1983 or 84.

There was a guy on a higher end bike and obviously fit looking and he would sit around and wait for someone to draft. I would go by and he would chase me down and glue himself to my rear wheel with his race face on and follow me around. He did this for weeks and never said a word. One day we had to stop for some reason and I turned and asked him "Why would a guy like you want to draft a guy like me?" I think he was quite embarrassed by the question, I don't remember what he said.
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