>be me >be femanon >riding my rigid 90s steel mountain bike >dressed casually, no cycling specific clothes (unless a helmet counts) >on a paved bike path >enjoying the nice spring weather >begin to come up on someone from behind >a fat guy >wearing full cycling kit >including Air Attack helmet >on an S-Works road bike >he hears me approaching and looks back >he quickly looks forward and starts pedaling as hard as he can >I'm keeping pace with him without even trying >he keeps looking back at me >literally every 5 seconds he looks back >looks visibly distressed, as if afraid that he is going to be passed by a girl on a mountain bike >he keeps looking back every 5 seconds or so and this goes on for several minutes >we get to a climb >he slows down to an excruciatingly slow pace so I pass him immediately >when I get to the top of the hill I look back out of curiosity, he is only a third of the way up at best >a few minutes later, stop at one of my favorite rest stops, a nice park overlooking a lake >about ten minutes later, fat guy passes by >stares at me as he passes >a few minutes later, get back on my bike and resume my ride >not long before I've caught up to fatty again >he looks back and sees me >he immediately stops, gets off his bike, turns it upside down, and starts spinning the wheel as if inspecting it >clearly pretending to have mechanical issues to justify stopping, when really he just doesn't want to be passed by a girl on a mountain bike >ask him if he is okay or needs help with his bike >"yes I'm fine thanx. just having a bit of a rest" Pic related, looks almost exactly like him.
"Both easier and harder than I thought it'd be" edition
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All Freds, report in! Show us your fancy bikes and gear! Tell us how short your last ride was! Tell us about that qt3.14 who passed you on a mountain bike even though you were on your $9001 cf tt bike!
>be a fair ways into my ride (50 miles maybe) >was very tired before I even started my ride from long rides the past few days >on a mtb-style hybrid >don't remember the last time I was passed by a girl >only people that ever pass me are on road bikes, usually in suits, and I pass some of them too >a girl (along with a guy) passes me >they're on road bikes, dressed pretty pro >she's tall, huge legs, perfect body for biking >I was already very tired, so understandable >so what, no girl passes me >catch up to them at intersection >trail them a while >they slow down >I could pass them, but I don't want to pass them then get passed back, so I just trail them a bit longer >then they speed up >pull farther and farther away from me >out of sight >occasionally when there's a long line of visibility I'll catch a glimpse right before they go around a turn or over a hill >going hard, but still not that fast cause very tired >finally close to them >they turn onto road >not that far behind them, I cross road and get onto trail going along road >there's a bike/walk bridge over the river a little ways from here >I'm going to beat them to it >pedal all out >putting about as much effort into this as I've ever put into anything >but it's still the easiest thing I've ever done in my life >dat adrenaline >catch up to them >this is it >pass them at what feels like twice their speed >keep going full speed >slow down as I'm arriving at the bridge >look back >they're a ways back and turn off the road onto a ramp to get onto another road >owned >flawless victory >ride a little more then go home and take a shower and get some much needed rest