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Old 03-03-17, 09:28 AM
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h2oxtc
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I've been on the receiving end of someone dropping back to help me along while on a group ride ... I wouldn't hesitate to do the same (last Saturday for example). For me cycling is all about enjoying the ride, whether it's hard climbing or riding in a paceline, they're both fun. Helping others enjoy cycling is also enjoyable, and sometimes this means dropping back and pulling for a while. Just thinking about this, I have a good friend who I met by dropping back to help someone who at the time was new to group rides - likely wouldn't have made the friendship had I not dropped back to pull for a while. Was absolutely worth it.
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