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moral dilemma

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by alecstilleyedye, 30 Jun 2008.

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  1. toast him

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  2. encourage him

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  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    a chap at work has just bought a nice new spesh allez and is now riding into work. i've encouraged him to do so, and he was really keen. he wants to go out at lunchtime, which is fine. now as a cyclist i feel honour bound to go at his pace, encourage etc.

    however… i owe the chap a toasting, such as he gave me when i went running with him, the shoe being on the other foot so to speak, as he has been running for a while and i've just started.

    so, do i nurture and encourage, or show who's boss and toast him on a climb.
     
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Just for the last mile or so, but show him who's boss. It'll be the best form of encouragement in the long run, unless he's really wet and starts crying in which case you don't want to know him anyway
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Put it to him thus..

    "Come on, mate - you're doing really well! Here's a nice gentle climb to get the heartrate going a little bit* but if you keep up the cycling as you have been doing you'll just be able to do this soon"

    ...and leave him for dust. :angry:



    * Pick a bitch of a hill that you can easily do, but that will get his legs aching a bit.
     
  4. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    You can, of course, explain why you did it when you return to the office... maybe he'll ease up a bit on the running for you from now on.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Be careful, he may just leave you to watch his wiggling arse the first time you hit a slope and you will meet him back at the office a little red faced and him with the smuggest grin you've ever seen! :angry:
     
  6. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Half-wheel him all the way round, chatting jovially as he gasps for breath!:smile:
     
  7. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    stick with him at a pace which stretches him, til the last mile or two and announce casually that you're going to push on a bit to get the old lungs working. Then nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww away from him.
     
  8. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    Agreed.
     
  9. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Keep the pace at a decent speed, then slowly pick it up. In the last 2-3miles from the office say yur going to stretch your legs abit and slowly pick the speed up to a high speed and drop him completely. Then when you get back, you have to get changed and looking all fresh for when he walks back in.
     
  10. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Yep toast the Motherf****r :smile:
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    If he's been running for a while, he's probably already fit...fit enough to toast you on your bike, perhaps?
     
  12. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    ah yes, but not bike fit. as i found out, being fit in one discipline (in my case, cycling) does not guarantee fitness in another (as i have found running). different muscles are used so his will ache up a climb at a moderate pace whilst mine will be ok (the opposite of which is true when we both run).

    i actually took him on a 5km ride on a borrowed bike last week, all of 20kph average. i certainly had the measure of him then, but as he had normal clothes on, and was riding in trainers on pedals designed for look keos, toasting him then would have left him with too many excuses…
     
  13. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Pick it up for the last mile glancing over to see if he is suffering occasionally and finish with a sprint for the office.
     
  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Gradually up the pace towards the end and keep talking while he begins to puff; then apply the coup de gras by getting out and unpeeling a banana casually like Tim Moore in French Revolutions.

    My cycling mates now say to each other 'unpeel your banana' when we're about to overtake someone, to give the impression that it's effortless for us.
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    It's simple: make the bugger SUFFER! :ohmy: