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Here's a paceline idea:

Old 05-17-09, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bravo106 View Post
Only if they'd be subjected to yelling as well.
Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
Look at the bright side - so many more opportunities to yell!

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Let's review: yelling is only applicable to Tuesday nights.

And when attempting humor, let's avoid the low-hanging fruit.
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Old 05-23-09, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
And when attempting humor, let's avoid the low-hanging fruit.
Hold on. This is Bikeforum, right? *checks web browser* Seems to be. You want us to avoid low-hanging fruit here? Really?

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Old 05-23-09, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by daxr View Post
This thread got me thinking:
....

Its been some time since I rode in a paceline myself, but the thing about shouting "car back" and then everyone breaking rhythm and scattering to the shoulder always seemed a little ridiculous.
I LOLed.

If your pacelines are scattering when a car approaches, you're doing it wrong. The reason you call out car back is so no one launches an attack or drops out of line into the grill of the passing car. When being passed, hold your line (either in a single line or double paceline formation).

Interesting idea though. However, there's no way in hell I'd trust a car to behave properly in a paceline, even if it was another cyclist behind the wheel. Maybe if they were in a very small car, such as an old civic or a mini cooper. But redneck grandpa in his 3/4 ton pickup? Hell no.

In this case, idea fail. But keep thinking this way... I like your style.
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Old 05-23-09, 04:41 PM
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what CAT is the driver of the car?
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...anyway, the good news is I spent a week missing the old club in Sac I used to paceline with (80's), and as things happen sometimes, I met a lady who was heading out of town with a high-end cross bike on the roof for a race. Talking about local rides, or the lack thereof, she rides with a group of decent roadies once a week and I got a place and time to jump in

and, no, I don't think I'll bring up "The Paceline Idea" (at least not right away).
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