Competitive? Affirmative.

This evening I went on a solo ride to the lake and back.  It was a rare windless day, and I was pushing it pretty hard.  I made it to the end of the lake in personal best time, did the Deerfield climb, and then turned back, intending to soft pedal back home.

And then I got passed.  By a girl.

I’m not sexist (after all, I live with 3 women and half my team at work is women), but let’s be honest — it always adds a little extra sting when a guy gets beat by a girl at sports.  Likewise, I’m sure it’s extra satisfying to the woman.  Anyway, this wasn’t just any girl — it was a hard core racer (Cat 2, I think ) that I’ve met before. 

I may be just a tad competitive, so before I knew it I was chasing.  The great thing about competition is that it makes you forget that about the jabbed-with-a-red-hot-icepick feeling in your legs.  We were pacing at 24 mph most of the way back.  I’m pretty sure she could have dropped me like a bad habit if she had wanted to, but she was just doing a few intervals before a race tomorrow.  We said hi and went our seperate ways.

Long story short, I turned in my best time ever for this route.  And my legs are feeling it.

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One thought on “Competitive? Affirmative.

  1. “…I’m pretty sure she could have dropped me like a bad habit if she had wanted to…”

    she must have thought you’re cute !!!

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