Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Originally Posted by ovoleg
when I hear "on your left" thats cue for dialing up another 100W so the guy doesn't pass.
Am I the only one in this?
No, you're supposed to latch on and let them pull for 10 miles and THEN blow past them when they're tired. Make sure you give them The Look. No point wearing yourself out giving them a free pull!
As for ear buds, I wore them on a couple of rides this week to distract myself from the monotony of the river trails and it worked out pretty nicely. I wasn't playing anything terribly loud and I could still hear sounds around me but it helped dull the wind noise a bit. Did I mention the monotony? The only bikes I can usually hear are those squeaky hybrids and I don't normally have to worry about being passed by them. 99% of everybody else doesn't say jack when they go by anyway, so who cares. Those Filipino biker gangs make a ton of noise on the river trail, they don't need to say anything.
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