So Bill and I are doing a couple of 20mi loops on Sunday. It is not to bad out, humidity is high but there are clouds and the temp is about 78, lots of cyclists on the road. We finish out first loop at about 18.5mph and are in the middle of out second loop when a rider jumps on. Big guy, looks strong has tattoos on both arms and his leg. He asks what our route was and how fast we wanted to go. So we tell him the route we had about 12mi left and that we were riding in the 19-20mph range. He says Ok and jumps on the front and increases the tempo to 21-22mph. We figure what they heck with three of us we should be able to take the increase, he pulls for about a mile and then its Bill's turn, Bill keeps the pace and pulls for about 2 miles. Now its my turn I also keep the pace up for about 2 miles.
Now we are coming up to a turn that puts us down a long 3 mile straight that is into the wind and I am ready to turn it over to the big guy. Just as we get to this point he says' Thanks for the ride' and turns into a side road So much for our 3 man pace line.
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