Today we almost had a close one. I am not big on pace lines; but today all rode well. We all kept up. We sort of had a paceline thing going. I was sort of proud of myself.
But, suddenly the cyclists ahead of me slowed down sort of fast. I hit my brakes sort of fast. The guy behind me had to do a sige maneuveur to avoid hitting me.
It's my habit to keep a decent space between me and those ahead. So how does one cope with this situation. I apologized for scaring the hell out of the guy behind me. But asked him, My strong impression the person ahead was doing a rapid stop. As he was. What can I do? What do others do to avoid crashes in such situations.
My habit in the past, should time permit; display a closed fist to the person behind me. TOday there was no time for such a maneuver . You crash, who usually goes down first. ? The guy behind me seemed to understand.