My first "race"

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Sandra6, 20 Jul 2012.

  1. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ok, so the other three cyclists didn't know we were in a race, but that's not the point!
    Seriously, it was the first time when I've been passed that I thought "damn you," and given chase!
    If I end there you may believe I came off victorious. lol.
    The truth of it is, I only caught them because they were stuck in the roadworks.
    I'm fairly used to being overtaken, but this time it really got my goat.
    Cyclist one pulled out of a side road and was in front of me, his two pals had to wait for traffic so I ended up in the middle of them. Cyclist one let me pass so he could wait for his mates, I don't know what they were doing for the next five minutes because I thought I'd left them but they caught me and gave me the sarcastic "hello, again" as they passed and pulled away.
    I gave chase, but it was uphill and I struggled. Almost had them on the downhill but then we got into traffic and I slowed down. I was almost on them at the lights, but they got through and I had to stop at the red -although I was very tempted to take the pavement, I resisted.
    Through the lights and I had them in sight as they hit the roadworks, I sidled past a truck (possibly not my wisest move) and caught them -but I didn't get to smirk at them as I needed to turn and they were going straight on.
    Arrived at the bike shop a sweaty mess and found the customer infront of me had witnessed atleast part of it as he drove past. :shy:
     
  2. and what did you learn from all that..? :smile:
     
  3. Peter Armstrong

    Peter Armstrong Über Member

    Arrr the old crazy race that never existed
     
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    Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    That I need a better bike and more lycra?!
     
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  5. really?
     
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    Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    No?!
    That I need to get a life and be less bothered about other cyclists?! Either that or get fitter and faster!
     
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  7. both - the two are not mutually exclusive.. ;)
     
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    Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I wonder which will be easier to achieve?!
     
  9. spacecat

    spacecat Active Member

    Location:
    Cleator, Cumbria
    The fitter and faster bit, the life part being much more difficult :smile:
     
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  10. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    Ah!a alpha female moment,we all get this at some stage!not just down to alpha male!
     
  11. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    I think Sandra might be a girl ;)
     
  12. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    Mate that's what the post says,it's not just the males,that have them alpha moments!
    It's the Sandra bit that gave that she was a lady ,I know I live next to a pre op and do sometimes get confused but thats for another day
     
  13. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    :biggrin:
     
  14. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Way to go Sandra, careful of the truck next time :thumbsup:
     
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