Have you ever intentionally caused a gap in a group? During our Tuesday nighter this week, on the last lap, I was in a chase group of about eight. But only three of us were doing any work. I only let that go for about three pulls before I decided to see who was feeling weak.
So, I gapped the other two working riders after my pull. They got about 4 bike lengths ahead of me before there was any reaction from behind. One guy attacked hard, and I went with him, blowing by the first two riders. The other 4 or so in our group completely shattered at that point, so it was two chasing two. That worked out quite nicely.
Prior to the last 12 months or so, I was never strong enough to play games in a pack, but I’m having a good time with it this season. This kind of riding is pretty new to me, but I knew it went on with the stronger riders.