I said it as a joke, though I was really serious. Maybe that's why nobody found it funny.
As I coasted to the end of the grocery store parking lot where bicyclists gather on fair-weathered Sundays to ride to the renowned training ride called the Derby, somebody said, "Didn't expect to see you here."
"Mountain Bike Mark texted me that he's too trashed to do the Derby. Said you led the group up some serious climbs yesterday and really made him suffer."