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2013-07-30 11:14 AM

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Last night on the ride home I found the truth to what we're always saying.

I was pulling along a nice flat section around 19/20 mph, not killing it but going nicely, I was passed by a couple of guys in line.  Decided I'd hop on the back, tail them for a while then take a turn pulling as you do.

We hit a climb that normally drops me to 16mph or so, these guys keep pulling and only drop from 25 to 21 on this climb.

fair enough I can do this, so I stay attached to the back all the way, next climb same thing, I'm being pulled along way faster than I do the ride solo and don't see any chance to get in front and pull.

As my exit from the trail approaches I pull up beside the guy that's been pulling me, thank him and pull off.

I knocked 10 minutes off the commute time, thanks to the dude on the MOUNTAIN bike pulling me along :-)



2013-07-30 11:21 AM
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At my race this weekend I got passed going uphill by a shirtless kid (19 on his calf) on his mountain bike and I was still on my big chainring. Made me want to work harder
2013-07-30 2:04 PM
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Haha, sorry but that's a funny story
2013-07-30 2:18 PM
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there is a guy who will bring his mountain bike or fixie to the A rides around here. its pretty crazy to watch someone on a bike like that holding pace with you while you are on a road bike.
2013-07-30 4:43 PM
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Respect.
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