Went for a bike ride on a country road - there's a place to leave cars - an older guy (like maybe mid-70s?) was leaving a little before me. I assumed he was sort of "serious" b/c he had a nice bike and matching jersey/shorts. He just had that "look." :-)
Well, I got ready, took off, maybe 10, maybe even 15, minutes after him. Forgot all about him. I'm riding along and up ahead I see him! I feel bad - yes - usually I like passing guys but somehow I felt bad this time. I say hi and ride on by. There's a nice turn-around at the 30 min mark, so I turn around. Figure I'll see him eventually coming in the same direction - but - NO. He had turned around too but a lot earlier than me. I pass him again. Wave.
Get back to the car, eat something, hang around for a little just doing car "stuff." He comes back, pulls in, says hi. We chat for a little about the beautiful day. He asks how long I've been riding (about 2 1/2 years)... Makes the comment above. "You're pretty good for a girl." HAHA I am in my 40s. Secretly I wanted to say "well you're okay for an old guy" - or better yet - "I'm not all that fast, you're just really slow." But I just said thanks. Oh and he also said something about having to stop a few times to blow his nose or something like that. Now THAT made me almost laugh... was he making excuses? not sure...
I guess I could have been offended? If he were younger I would have been. I was more amused. I am still not sure. Thought it would be a good womens forum post.