Chasing After Giles

ran-into-giles After work I did a quick loop around the Headlands on my road bike. Halfway up the hill I see someone absolutely hammering his way to the top from the roundabout. I thought I could catch him, but he just lurched further and faster away from me. I reached the top,  drop down the backside and finally catch up to the rider. It was my friend Giles! He had put in a monster effort to grab 7th overall on a segment of nearly 5,000 riders. I was thoroughly impressed. We finished the loop and rode home together swapping stories and catching up on rides. So cool to run into your friend on such a great ride.