Over all it's nice to live in a college town (though, I'm not sure that Mansfield is big enough to qualify as a town. A college hamlet?) Sometimes the college students driving is irksome, but overall having so many young people around is a plus.
I recently bought a new bicycle (actually used, new to me--bought it off Craig's list) that I just love. It's light, fast, etc.... I also splurged and got nice bicyling shoes and shorts and various other gear. Well, I was going out for a spin, seeing how high an average speed I could maintain, and I started going up this hill. It wasn't too steep or too long, but I did have to downshift.
Suddenly, to my left, I hear a cheery "hello". I look over to see a college kid, on a beach bicycle with big fat tires (read slow), wearing shorts and flip-flops, flying by me up the hill. Ugh.... It gets worse: My immediate conclusion was that I needed more/better gear (as opposed to losing weight and getting in shape).