Great points on learning how to ride with others. Whether you are in an organized pace line, or at the start of a big event with riders all around, these are valuable pointers!
If you know a newbie aspiring pace line rider, please pass this on to them… For all of our sake.
It’s a rare day that I see a bad cyclist riding with us on the advanced ride. Most noobs simply can’t keep up with the pace so we usually have a fairly legitimate crowd on Tuesday nights. This was not the case last night, and nothing rattles a good group more than a shaky rider. He was so bad that one of the otherwise reserved riders mentioned something to me about it as the kid fell back after a pull that lasted entirely too long at about 23 mph. Technically it was more like 23 to 25 to 22 to 21 to 23 to 20… You get the idea The poor guy behind him was on his brakes constantly while I managed to stay far enough back to absorb a lot of…
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