Thanks for some insight. I'm sure this stuff is Bike Racing 101 but that's exactly where I am at the moment, trying to figure it all out. We should have attacked. I did actually pull off and coast once on the straightaway, but it was me that got antsy and took up the effort again, not him! Dumb! But that was a really weird feeling, coasting right on the front in a race. I've got a lot to learn.