It's not a new discussion, but I'm always interested in the way individuals ride, the reasons they ride, and the individual style of the rider (both clothing and bike choice). Here in Colorado (well, specifically in let's say the north-eastern area of the state) it's so common to see kit-laden folks in padded shorts and super skinny tire race bikes that one almost feels out of place when riding in every day clothes or on any kind of upright style bike. There are certainly those in the take-it-easy category of cycling, but I have found that not too often do these two types collide in a single rider (I wouldn't say never, but just not as often). Usually, the cruiser, slower pace riders aren't interested in being super speedy speedersons, and the opposite is often also true. I sometimes wonder why that seems to be the case.
Has anyone else experienced this, or have any thoughts on what might be going on? If you've had a similar experience, was anything able to resolve the situation? I'm not ready to give up on this type of bicycle, but if it's not rideable, then it's not serving its purpose either.