I overtook somebody on my ride on Sunday. I know it is not nice to brag at somebody else’s expense, but woo hoo! I passed somebody. Not just one somebody, a group of cyclists, well four of them to be exact. This is an absolute first – I was even going up a hill. The same hill that 6 months ago I was pushing my bike up. I must be getting better? Please, please, please let me be getting better.
Anyway, I passed them, I let them know I was about to pass. They were weaving a bit and I did not want them to crash into me, I did however not say much else (puffing too much to talk). Then just over the crest of the hill I heard some shouting and they caught up to me. The one man said “That was very inconsiderate and rude, the way you passed us like that.” Hmmm, oops, did I break some cyclist’s secret code on passing or something. I felt a bit guilty until one of the other guys said “Yes, very rude, you showed no consideration for age, passing us the way you did.” Phew, they were joking. We chatted a bit and then they turned off.
So, I finally managed to overtake somebody on a hill AND I don’t care that he was about 60 in the shade.