Just to liven up a short 'commute'...or even a long one !! I hate it when theres no other cyclists around. Nothing to aim for. You may come out on top....or you may get your nose rubbed in it Rode home 'tother night...a guy on a Giant roadbike just passed through the traffic lights i'm waiting at. Oooh..... Off...ride up behind him...follow for 1/4 of a mile. Hes pedalling like the clappers, and seems to be bobbing up and down a lot on the seat.....but he's going a fair lick. No, thats it, i've had enough...overtook him, and i think he withered Of course, theres times you get stuffed. On my early evening ride a while ago. Fairly going some by my standard. All of a sudden, this guy appears on my shoulder . We chatted for 5 minutes...i'm starting to wither now, trying to keep up with him 'Anyway..nice chatting' he says...and effortlessly rides off into the distance Barsteward So i tell myself when i lose....well, youre nearer 50 than 49, and he looked a lot younger than me. When i win.........................funnily enough, the same thing runs through my head. Can anyone resist a mini race ?