"Here is a universally-understood cycling axiom:
* Any time two or more cyclists of approximately equal ability share a ride, that ride will become an impromptu race.
And here are the universally-understood corollaries to that axiom:
* At no point shall any party to that race state that a race is about to begin.
* At no point shall any party to that race acknowledge that a race is in progress.
* After the race, the loser shall decide whether to acknowledge the winner’s superiority, or to instead make a lame excuse.
* If the loser makes a lame excuse, the winner shall treat the aforementioned excuse as implicit acknowledgment of the loser’s loss, and may in fact treat said excuse as more valid than an explicit admission of the winner’s superiority."
From the FatCyclist.com
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