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Old 09-29-08, 08:46 PM
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I'll bet that you got to the front of the group and took a nice hard pull and caused gaps in the paceline to open up.

Matching a speed is really a surrogate for matching the effort. In a paceline you don't want to force people in the back having to change tempo when you move to the front. So when you are about to get to the front, notice what speed you are going. When you get to the front keep the same speed, and notice how much effort that takes. Then keep the effort level constant.

The idea is that if you are doing 24 on the flats and try to keep that same speed on a hill you will destroy the paceline and yourself. Keeping a constant level of effort for riders in the peleton is what you should be aiming for.
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