Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

I went for a quick spin at Blankets today..of course against my better judgement as I hate dealing with the masses that seem to flock there after work. So, I'm just riding along on the Van Micheal trail, minding my own business and enjoying the sunny day, birds chirping, etc. I close in on another rider pretty quickly just doing my own thing, and have to ask to pass about 4 times because he's got his tunes on so loud. Eventually he moves over and I go around.

So I commence just doing my thing and what do I hear??? Tires skidding and brakes squeaking behind me. Argh... This dude felt the need to nearly double his speed so he could just be a menace behind me, disrupting my solitude with his inability to corner without grabbing his squealing brakes and skidding like a rally car driver. Normally in a situation like this, I would go into race mode, red-lining it on the climbs and picking it up on the descents until said moron either A)runs off trail and crashes, B)hits tree and crashes, or C)goes into tachycardia on the side of the trail. However, since I'm TRYING to take it easy and act SOMEWHAT RESPONSIBLY in my pregnant state, I resisted the urge to completely run this dude into the ground. Let me tell you, it was hard to resist...

So guys, let me give you some advice. When you speed up so drastically just because someone (typically someone with boobies and a ponytail) passes you, it is completely obvious what you are doing and you just look like a big douche. It makes you an even bigger douche if said passer is 5 1/2 months pregnant and on a singlespeed. Did it ever occur that we don't want you back there? It doesn't matter if you just need motivation or you just want to check out our asses...its annoying and we laugh about you when we get in groups with other women. The same applies to the "freds" on the Silver Comet or Alpharetta Greenway who feel the need to jump on my wheel and race when I'm trying to do a Level 1 recovery ride. Get a clue and get off my wheel - you're not wanted there!

5 comments:

Lorna said...

You tell 'em!

Julia Radmann said...

You summed it up perfectly! Hey, at least you didn't get any dumb pick-up lines from this guy.. ;)

Carey said...

Ragin' hormones? I totally agree. Gotta love those big egos in those pitiful little bodies.

Lisa said...

Hormones? Nah, I'm always that cynical and grumpy...especially at Blankets!

Lisa said...

Pick up lines? Sadly, no, my big camel hump of a belly does wonders for keeping unwanted male attention to a minimum :)