Low performance cycling


Cascade Bicycle Club has a new High Performance Cycling “program” for cyclists who like to ride fast, hard, far, and climb hills. Claire Petersky beat me to the obvious counter-suggestion:

Is there also going to be a Low Performance Cycling Open House, for cyclists who want to lollygag and dawdle? This would teach skills in how to increase and extend the number of breaks on a ride; how to ride slowly such that you can really take in the scenery or chat with your cycling partners; and how to divert your ride to nearby parks, bakeries, and other important destinations.

As my riding style more resembles the paperboy from the John Cusack movie
Better Off Dead (which seemed much funnier when I first saw it in the 1980s), I contributed a knock-off logo, replete with spider web.

7 thoughts on “Low performance cycling”

  1. I’d be willing to lead these rides, Jim, as long as they don’t interfere with my nap schedule.

    Great logo, by the way!

  2. i once won a t-shirt for 2nd to last finish in a slow race (thanks to new belgium brewing’s fat tire festival). then, i was ALMOST the slowest. proof you can be competitive AND lazy!

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