do not subject yourself to humiliation by imperiously overtaking an old fart on a long steep hill, unless you are quite sure you can maintain your pace.
as you call him, has the makings of a serious, motivated and committed cyclist? And has he now been put off? As far as I can see, overtaking or attempting to overtake a fellow cyclist is not a personal affront. Why ridicule or disparage him? Everyone's got to start from somewhere. Chill out and let it go, folks!spotty little half-term herbert
I don't think so, having overtaken "an old guy" in the first place will have given the young fellow an ego boost. Being overtaken later will leave him in awe of his elders...no bad thing.Pete said:And has he now been put off?
On the other hand he may well be put off for life, if Betty's username has any truth in it.snorri said:I don't think so, having overtaken "an old guy" in the first place will have given the young fellow an ego boost. Being overtaken later will leave him in awe of his elders...no bad thing.
No problem, that's cool, I knew exactly where your post was coming from, just that I'm bothered about some attitudes to teenage/inexperienced cyclists you see on the road, who really are trying and just haven't got the cadence or rhythm yet. Not all teens are chavs or hoodies!betty swollocks said:Hello Pete. It's always difficult on forums such as these to get exactly the right nuance to your post
that adds a whole new flavour to the encounter. Of course, I have little time for the pavement-artist/RLJing/knees-level-with-ears/ types - I feel they're doing the 'cause' (if there is a 'cause') of cycling a disservice. But I tend to merely blank them, seeing as I don't have the legs or stamina to run them down.....on the pavement over the other side of the road. When he saw me, he bounced off the pavement, cut across the road, came up from behind and overtook me at speed....