|Thoughts du jour||RoyGBiv|
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.
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 jour||critmass|
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 jour||aliensporebomb|
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.