I can’t imagine how that carbon bike isn’t in bits now.
THERE ARE TIMES, however, when the gulf seems too wide to span. On one of his rides, Frings was hailed by a man standing in his front yard. The man announced he had passed him earlier in his car. He told Frings he had almost hit him, because he was riding too far into the road. “I tried to explain to him the concept of ‘taking the lane’—that the lane’s too narrow for us to be side by side, and drivers would think they could pass me even when there’s oncoming traffic,” Frings says. “That concept, before I talked to him about it, was completely foreign to him. He couldn’t understand how it would be safer for me to ride farther out.