utabintarbo wrote:HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:This has been interesting read for me. I am always getting stuck behind people and I know I am being way too courteous and passive about passing. I am always very jovial and chatty.
one thing I wish slower traffic would realize is: the easiest time for me to pass you is with the extra speed I am carrying. If I slow down for you, you're a *beep* if you're holding me up in the long mellow sections, because I could have just blown past you and made you fall as I was catching up to you. I don't know what slower moving traffic expects? I'm not Clark *beep* kent. I don't just have bursts of speed in my bike shorts. I am generally faster in the technical sections, that's when I made up all that ground. I don't want to expend a bunch of energy passing, after slowing down for you already. This turned into a small rant. I don't care how many hours you spent spinning this winter and that you're in good shape for a 45 year old or you race in the elite class. I know it sucks to get passed, but let it happen with some grace and dignity.
Wow. I suggest a switch to decaf. Apparently all that pent-up rage you've been repressing leaked out here.
Funny you should mention that, I had just drank an extra cup of coffee today about an hour before making that post. Most my posts are best taken a little tongue and cheek with some dry honesty in the mix. I've never been shy to stir the pot for the sake of debate and discussion.