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Old 08-10-18, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Just realized I never replied to the original post.

- i hadnt heard the term 'shoaling' before. Not totally sure why thats what this action is called. Is it because a group of cyclists will sometimes gather? I guess that could make sense, but when its just 1 cyclists doing it and not a group, the term then really doesnt work. Is it based on the geographic term?
I think it's supposed to be like shoaling fish. I agree it doesn't really apply to a single cyclist moving to the head of a line of auto traffic. In Pittsburgh, there are a fair number of people who commute through town on bikes, but rarely enough in one place at one time to produce a "shoal" like the examples in the slate video.
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