I spit I don’t swallow

I know what you are thinking, and my answer to you is really get your head out of the gutter this isn’t that type of blog/website.
Isn’t it obvious what I am talking about?
Well if not let me explain, I ride at a cycle track a few times a week mostly by myself sometimes with someone else and on rarer occasions in a group of 3 or 4.
I see pelotons traveling around the tracks at great speed and I always struggle to keep up with them and at times am left in their wake hence the reason I avoid cycling with them but mostly the reason is because I am a spitter 🙂
What I mean is that occasionally I get tired and the build up of mucus means that I need to clear my throat and I have to spit it’s a bad habit I know but it stems from my days as a goalkeeper when you are taught to spit in your gloves to make them well how should I put this…Sticky
Yes it’s bad and I apologise to all the players who I used to shake their hands after the games but we such is life it happened get over it.
Back to the topic at hand.
I spit I said it I am a spitter. And I don’t think I would be able to last in a peloton for very long because I could end up spitting on someone.
You may be asking why I have started to talk about this and well I will explain.
I have no problem with pelotons except for the ones that are rather aggressive at times which I will discuss in another blog but just a quick note to anyone shouting abusive language to a man who is 6 foot 1 weights over 100kgs and in his past was referred to as a tank. Have manners I am at times able to sprint and I used to have somewhat of a temper.

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Ok back to spitting. The last weekend I was out on a great ride and honestly the weather has been amazing recently.
After a nice and easy 50km at a slow pace I had some more in the tank so I decided to do another 15-20km. I rode out did 10km and thought lets turn back and put the foot down. Admittedly I had the wind on my back and being a big back it can be a little like a sail boat assisting me to go faster. Anyway I was passing people quite easily mostly because they weren’t racing like a lunatic and trying to elevate their heart rates.
So I came across someone and he had a great bike with all the bells and whistles and I used the moment that he went for a drink and slowed down slightly to overtake him with a little help from the wind and a small downward slope I had the momentum and took off. It was great I felt pumped and my ego was booming. I went off like this for about 2km and then was at the point well like I have stated I needed to spit and as I turned over my left shoulder to do so I had to stop myself mid spit and well I nearly spat on myself.
Why did I stop? because the person I had passed a couple of kilometers back was now drafting me.
Surely there are some rules to this and as I write this I know that someone will point them out to me. My issue is not that someone needs to draft me in fact I am fine with it and that pushes me to go faster and ride harder but at least let me know you are there.
What would have happened is I had spat on him? It could have been like the 1990 moment in the World Cup when Frank Rijkaard spat on Rudi Voller

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So you see my concern is for those who sit in my blindspot. Be aware its not safe over there.

Yes agreed it’s not often that I have people following me but on the odd occasion you do find yourself drafting me. Make yourself aware so I don’t well you know spit on you 🙂