gretaboy wrote:fantastic weather this morning for riding....had my "neighbour" fly past me on his TT bike with about 6-8 k's to go on my ride in...let him go saying to myself "its the end of the week, Im taking it easy, he has fresh legs" and let him go....for a bit, then the competitive streak cut in and I made myself work hard...was doing around 30-31 when he went past, ended up doing 37-41 trying to catch him.
With about 2 k's to go to my office I caught him at the bottom of a hill. I knew he would slow down a little going up it. He was a bit surprised when I called out to him to go a bit faster. I think he thought he had blown me away well and truely. Was on his back wheel all the way up the hill with some in reserve, even though I was hurting.
Ride home will be a casual one for sure now
Well done gretaboy - that is the good sort of hurting. I know how this one feels as I ride with a younger work mate on a much faster bike who likes putting me in the hurt box. The other day when we were about to part company to go home he dropped the hammer down with 2km to go with 500m to the turn off he turned his head to see how slow he would have to go to let me catch up and I was just about to pass his shoulder is what I got. The next day and the rest of the ride home were slow.
This morning the ride in was just great - but hardly saw another cyclist which is rare at the moment.