Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Does Not Play Well With Others...

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.

Rock Out,
Buddy

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

what race is this week??
its not MASS or Michuax??

Buddy said...

The Running of the Dogs in North Jersey. I am doing the expert team race with fatmarc. It is a 4 hour race as many laps as you can do.

fatmarc said...

and you wonder why I'm worried about trying to hold your wheel?
holy crap, I'm a deadfatmarc

mad respect
fm

bob said...

"i didn't think a singlespeed could be faster than me" what a punk!

see ya at the dogs.

Jason said...

F-ing kidz! Way to go.

You or Marc doing French Creek on the 22nd? I'll be there doing the 6 hour. Good luck this weekend.

jason

Buddy said...

I am pretty sure Marc will be at french, but I will be doing Micheaux on the 23rd.

Buddy

Jason said...

cool. good luck.
j