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Old 03-02-17, 12:22 PM
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Cycling tip actually worked

A couple weeks ago I was on a club ride with about 8 riders. Our pace was 18 t0 20 MPH (according to who was pulling) on mostly flat terrain. One of the riders had been out for a while due to some type of physical ailment. He normally does not struggle at all to stay in our paceline, but this day he was having trouble.

When I saw him fall back I slowed to let him catch up. He thanked me for coming back and for pulling at a slower pace. I then told him we were going to try a tip I had read. He said he was game for anything. The group was a couple hundred yards ahead of us and coming to an intersection. Instead of turning where the group did, I took him straight as this would cut close to a mile from the route which would give him a chance to rest a little. When we did join with the group again he was feeling much better and was back on the pace for the remainder of the 35 mile course. I had read that taking a short cut when falling back could help. It did.
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