So, I am coming to more and more conclusions about mountain biking vs road biking. Last week I shared the reason I will no longer carry protein bars with me, this week? This week I will share a new hatred for road cyclists. I say this partly as a smartass and partly because I am a bitter jerk. Those of you who know me, the wop that I am, know that I have a long fuse. A long but very, very… very quick fuse. As a matter of fact it burns in the time it takes an average person go from start to finish on a sneeze. Yes, that quick.
Digressing, I’m out the other day, sort of pissed off to begin with, plugging along pretty hard feeling good, putting my aggression into the ride when it happens: I’m going from trail to trail across a road, I see a group of roadies flying by and do a nice little track stand on the pavement to let them pass, and just then one of the guys at the back (you know as in the slow guys in the pack) looks at me in his kit (that I’m guessing was bought not earned, again back of the pack) and scoffs at me as he passes. Now, let me clarify by saying I’m not the speed racer of cycling, never claimed to be but I also specifically don’t own team gear for that reason.
To get to the point, I think I may have made a discovery. It seems “serious” roadies want nothing to do with mountain guys. Is this true? If so, will I have to become self loathing? Will I have to taunt myself in the mirror? It’s going to be a long, weird summer, isn’t it?
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