I know, I know there’s a fat chick up ahead on the climb, you can’t possibly not catch her and overtake. But if you really need to do this, please consider that said fat chick, might just be warming up, and when you hit the proverbial wall 10m in front of her, and she’s just changed up a gear, than she will well in truly spank your arse!
Also consider that this is probably your 2nd or 3rd ride this spring, whereas shes been training the entire winter through. She is consistently training 10-15hrs a week, where as you might be lucky to be doing 5hrs at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, it great in fact. But given the possibly disparity in your training regimes, there is a very high likely hood that you will be chick’d. You really need to consider this before you almost kill yourself trying to keep up.
She will just give you a friendly smile as she passes, but inwardly she is rolling on the floor laughing. Do you think she hasn’t seen this behavior before? and she knows all the actions that are to follow? Or that passing her again in an all out effort will not just start to annoy her a little, because it means she will have to pass you again shortly.
She knows that there are male egos out there, that have accepted and quite happy for a little chat as she passes them by. So there is hope for you afterall.
Please dear ego, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being beaten by a better trained athlete, even though she does not have the advantage of testosterone like you. She knows that if you trained like her you would be kicking her ass, but she accepts, just as she accepts the bunch of males (that have been training over winter) spin past her as if the slope was nothing, while she is cranking hard on those peddles.