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Thoughts du jour(4 posts)

Thoughts du jourRoyGBiv
Sep 3, 2002 10:15 AM
What do you think about when the two or three riding buddies you set out with on Sunday morning have taken off and are now a good half-mile down the road? Especially when you come to a stop sign at a T-intersection in the hills and they're no where to be seen and you don't know if they've turned left or right?
Like, do they get lost in their own thoughts and forget that someone is bringing up the rear? (Granted, that someone is a little older and a little less conditioned, but he's trying hard to keep up.) Wouldn't courtesy suggest that they wait a minute at that intersection?
Not that I'd want to hold good men back, but I was thinking about these very, very profound questions while riding home alone Sunday afternoon.
Brian C.
Ouch! LOL.MB1
Sep 3, 2002 10:38 AM
I wouldn't think much of them.

I guess this makes you sadder but wiser. As well as perhaps just a little fitter.
re: Thoughts du jourcritmass
Sep 3, 2002 11:26 AM
To be kind to them I would say, "They got lost in their thoughts". As one who has watched others disappear into the horizon I would say, I hope you enjoyed your ride, the exercise and thought more about what the ride was doing for you and giving you. Age sometimes seperates people on bike rides, I know that to be true!
For what it's worth I think everyone gets dropped every now and then.
re: Thoughts du jouraliensporebomb
Sep 3, 2002 12:37 PM
My friends and I usually discuss the general ride we are
planning on doing - where it's going to go so you know
roughly the route they will take. If not, well, then it
becomes a solo ride and if you find them great, if not,
it's their loss. Too bad.