I had a surreal experience the other night on my way home from work. It was below freezing, but I was riding hard enough to feel warm, and wondering whether it’s realistic to believe that I might get hot enough to kill some of the germs that are trying to give me a cold. And whether the winter cycling gloves I got this year are really as much less warm than my old ones as I think they are.
A pair of cyclists ahead were holding me off quite well, which makes them faster than the average in this town. I made sure not to slacken my own pace too much, to test whether they were keeping it up or just having a burst of energy. They kept it up.
Then they reached out and held hands.
I still couldn’t catch up.
Note: I couldn’t get my camera out fast enough to actually catch them doing it, and besides that there are obvious problems with the photos.Â You’ll just have to use your imagination.
This could be described as, in a way, the opposite of using a tripod.