A cool morning would make the ride great, something about fog on the fields and the dew dripping from the helmet makes the ride better. As I rode I truly enjoyed it, that has been the theme lately. I'm not sure why but I'm noticing the little things while riding. As I approached the street that runs along the ocean I slowed down to take a picture of the bridge that I would ride over. It was a beautiful sight and one that I had to capture! Yes this is being written by the same guy that is called Oscar the grouch while riding. As I got out my phone to take the picture three cyclists went whipping past, at that moment I went from this soft cyclist taking a picture to Oscar the grouch mode.
I have yet to race this year when it comes to cycling but this morning I would make sure that I chased down and passed these three riders. As I clipped back in to the pedals the old me came back as I became very aero and pushed to catch the riders. As I got closer I pulled back a bit, I exchanged pleasantries with the cyclists and then boom I was gone.
Nothing is worse than passing someone and then being caught later. When ever I pass someone I make sure to never see them again. For the next two miles I kicked it in to a big gear and didn't look back. I never saw those guys again, for all I know they were out on a leisurely ride and laughed as I kicked it to race mode.
The good news is that I stayed in the large ring for both rides that I did today. I had a few hills and was happy to be in the big ring, that means more to me than passing three guys. I'm just happy with how great I feel and have a feeling that this summer will be a great one!!