Had a pretty cool experience on this morning's commute ride. For about three miles I had a freight train right next to me, and although it was going faster than I was, the sound of it helped me keep my cadence. It was pretty cool, and the engineer gave me a good wave as he passed. With the fog burning off the river just on the other side of the train, it was a really enjoyable ride, and I had one of my fastest avg speeds yet for this particular ride.
Can't always have a train handy though. The other day on the same ride, I unfortunately found myself keeping pace to:
F-R-E-E that spells Free, Credit report dot come baby....over, and over, and over. By the time I got to work I was ready to hunt that dude down and garrote him with his own guitar string.
So, besides a cadence computer thingy, what helps you keep it going?
Oh yeah...and I passed a guy I know on the last 1/2 mile climb on our site campus. That was sweet. I'm big enough that I'm sure it shocks people when I pass them!