He's ok if he's not the fastest on the block, but that doesn't lead him to treat cycling like an adult kickball league as so many do. Cycling is important. It's ok to train for it. It's ok to want to be faster, because that's actually more fun than sucking completely. At the same time, being fast doesn't make you better than anyone else, and he knows that, too.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Not Creepy at All
Last night I was taking a little stroll around Fairhill and doing a couple of efforts. I crested out of the park and turned on to 273, headed for home. I was wearing my C3: La Vie Claire kit as seen here:
A dude in big ole Lincoln slowed down and drove up beside me. The driver was mid fifties maybe a little heavy set. "I want to play checkers on your checker board suit!" he said to me as he drove past.
That was a little weird I thought.
We were coming to an intersection and I moved to the left turning lane passing the Lincoln again. I didn't think anything of it at first as we sat at a red light and then I heard him sing to me, "I want to play checkers on your checker board suit!"
Now, I was creeped out. I didn't know what to do, so I awkwardly smiled, stood on the pedals and took off like a banshee as his light turned green and our paths took different directions...
that's something that doesn't happen on every ride (for me anyway).