This is not meant to come across ignorantly or demeaning to other people I've cycled past.
When I come across other cyclists in long or short rides, I feel like I'm holding back to save hurting their feelings. It doesn't matter if they are commuters or group riders with rapha jerseys and bikes I can't afford. I have a used Bianchi that I got for £500 from a colleague at work. So it's nothing to write home about and is a very basic gear setup. It's a hybrid bike.
For example, there was a solo rider on my way to work and he looked to be putting in an effort on a climb. I didn’t get too much of a look at the bike, but it looked like a giant TCR. And he wore the normal cycling bib and jersey. I was wearing baggy joggers and somewhat loose jacket. I don’t know how long he's been riding nor the amount of time he has been riding for this specific ride. I got past him in no time and never saw him again after that.
Before I got my bike I walked everywhere. At the gym I could easily lift a massive weight with my legs. My legs have always been "big" and it wasn't due to my weight.
Sorry, I'm kind of stressing myself out about this. Do I have above average cycling legs unintentionally or did I just happen to condition my legs to be this way? Is it genetically a thing? None of my family have ever cycled, but yet I can go past everyone I meet in the streets that are cycling.
Before anyone says anything, I am not putting effort in to go past anyone; I'm going at my normal pace.