Are you looking for that competitive edge? Here are some amusing ways on how to beat your friends on a bike.
Put water in their tires
Deflate your friends tire and then take your bike pump and stick the end into a bucket of water, suck the water in and then pump it in to your friends tires.
Lower their seat post by a couple cm
Lowering your friends seat a couple centimetres will cause their quads to do most of the work and give them less power. It will also decrease their endurance as the quads scream for a break.
Make their brakes rub
Adjust the brakes ever so gently that the brakes are constantly rubbing. Be careful not to go overboard as they are sure to notice. Also make sure that once you have made the necessary brake adjustment that they are not too loud. All you need is a slight rubbing.
Sabotage their fuel
No one is going to get very far without proper fuel. Exchange gatorade bottles with plain water or… beer.
Let air out of their tires
Take the PSI down from 100 to 65. The lower psi will increase the rolling resistance… make sure you do not lower too much as it will be noticeable… and dangerous.
Replace saddlebags with heavy lead
Weigh the bike down as much as possible. Hide weight wherever possible, saddle bags are an obvious choice, but you can also take the handle bar caps off and hide weight in there or in a jersey… get creative.
Hold on to their seat… without them knowing
Catch a free ride. As your friend is riding, come up behind them slowly and gently grab the underside of their saddle, you can then slowly add more pressure without them knowing.
It is easier than it seems, just make sure to be gentle!
Do you have an ideas on how to beat your friends on a bike that we may be missing?