I debated for a second and decided I hadn't had a good game of chase in a while. The rider probably had a 1/4 mile on me and looked to be on a road bike....perhaps clad in spandex? The reason for the sketchy details is that while there was chase given, there was no catching. The rider (male?/female?) was no slouch and I never gained (or lost for the record) an inch on him/her.
I'm not used to that dynamic....so I will present excuses. 1) The Fargo is a tank. 2) I have the tires aired down for the ice road conditions. 3) I've been a little sick lately. 4) ....Um....um....yeah, I got nothing here.
So apparently, I'm getting slower, is the only conclusion I can draw from this. And it's probably true. I missed the whole Cyclocross season due to the shoulder thing, so I didn't have any excuses to push myself on the bike. The result is probably that the legs aren't quite what they were some years.
So with that in mind....I found a video of the Bend Cross Crusades race that I really intended to go to this year but didn't. Please notice while there a ton of fast riders in this event....there are also some not taking themselves to seriously. I believe I will have to take a lesson from this!
**Please note...this video contains a wookie, a giraffe, a dominatrix, teenage mutant ninja turtles, and way more spandex than is socially acceptable....please view at your own digression!***