With my first race coming this Saturday, my plan was to do a hard ride on Tuesday and a couple of rides before the race. I hit the trails early yesterday and was happy to see the rain had actually made them faster, no more dust and loose turns. I was feeling a little sluggish at first, but after 45 minutes or so the legs really opened up.
At one point I stopped to remove some clothing, and some younger guy stops and asks for an allen wrench. I helped him out, he then started admiring my Jones Bars, and my sweet Spot Brand single speed.
I late invited him to ride with me. On our way up a little climb I put out a little effort to see what he had. Ryan (that's the kids name) hung right in there. We headed over to the Boundary trail, This time I really put the Hammer down. I wasn't trying to drop the guy, I was just trying to get a bit of a work out. Well, I did drop the guy. When he got to the top he commented how fast I was then he said " I didn't think someone on a single speed could be faster than me" Needless to say the rest of the time we rode together I really hammered the climbs. Finally I think he had enough and called it a day. I continued my ride, and I must admit I had a little smirk on my face the rest of the time.