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    ride lots be safe Creakyknees's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    We have a master here who always berates everyone who doesn't pull through on his little test attacks. Another method to get people to burn themselves a bit. He knows he's heavily marked, and this is one of his defenses. Most experienced guys ignore him and pull when it makes sense (varies), but some will pull b/c they think they're impressing him.
    that seems to be endemic to the masters fields around here...
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    Around here we'd tell him to **** off.

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    talk is cheap.

    bike race talk is free.

    Worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    She made a dangerous move, and you could have reported her. You did the safe thing, but you had no obligation to do anything but get back over the line. Only an official can relegate you to the back. Don't listen to the other riders. Read the rulebook. Know the rules. Tune them out.

    The whole thing may have been avoided if you had protected your wheel a bit better. Whenever you are on an inside or outside line in a corner in the field, yellow line or not, you need to protect it. This means sensing when others may try and take your wheel and make yourself wider. In your instance I would have slid over closer to the inside giving yourself more room to work and shutting the door on the other rider.

    Agreed. Also, many will argue/discuss the issue with the motorcycle ref in situations when there is no avoiding it. Like a 60-70 person field, yellow line rule, x-winds, yeah right, impossible to keep from going over at times by people for a multiple of legit reasons. Inadvertant or even deliberate stupid moves by people forcing somebody over the line in some situations, need some sensibility applied by the officials.

    Down in FL, they are pretty good about giving warnings, but some days, there is no leeway. Just have to listen at the start of the race when getting briefed how the day will go.

    Even then, many people won't move to the back of the group until they argued the case with the motorcycle ref. Often it takes a few DQ threats...haha.
    HTFU

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