I had strange spin today...
It all started of when, maybe 1km after I left my apartment. Overtook 2 road cyclist in their mid 40s . One skinny fit fella and the other one a bit overweight (20kg by the looks of it) . Imidiately i notived one of them jumped on my rear wheel. Not warmed up at all I thought , ok, challenge accepted and tried to loose the guy. The only thing is he was very persistent and did't want to get dropped. After about 18km common sense kicked in and I stopped cranking hard as I had 100km trip planned for the day. The guy overtook me and to my big surprise it was the overweight one. He disappear after another corner. Quick couple sips of water and I was back on it ....ehhh kind of as he overheated my legs and I couldn't get back on it fully for another 5km really...
Battle lost I thought :/ . Hate loosing!
Success !!! :D
At the next junction we split the ways. He turned left, I turned right and that was it. I got a small reminder to never underestimate the opponent. Fair play for the big fella!.
Sun was shinning and the temperatures close to 15 degrees. Those guys where fully kitted in body armors and full face helmets (its not that kind of trail centre BTW ;) ) . Passing by I smiled and said hello just to be polite. We are all cyclist after all right ?
When Im on the road bike, say "hello" to hikers, runners or just passing by locals or turist. Everybody seams to say hello back, wave , smile, have a quick chat and all that shit. But theres some problem between road cyclist and mountai-bikers. Not all of the, but some of them. That hurt me a bit more as I'm a moutainbiker myself and I can tell You that the percieving of mountain bikers by other users of the mountains isn't that great. That should get us motiveted to get friendly with those users even more. Not throw stinky eyes at them!!!
Funny thing, when Im on the Road Bike about 90% of the people say that "hello" back. When on Mountain Bike, half of them or more try to ignore me as I woudn't be even there. Crazy world eh ? We are all the same people so just try to be more friendly to each other :)
Car wouldn't start so I left the scene as I couldn't help anymore. Some couple offered them a lift to nearby town for them to call renting company as there was no reception at the spot.
To my big surprise I noticed two small trees dressed as christmas tree. End of March in the middle of nowhere that is :D did quick few shots and got going again just to find out another one couple hundred meters further down the road.
Overall 10/10 kind of day.
At the end I will throw a small photo of the my bike. Without it those trips wouldn't be possible. Radon full of Shimano, Sram, Mavic, Lizard Skin, Vaude, Elite and Schwalbe goodies :) I love it !