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Group pace etiquette - am I evil?

Old 08-09-11, 02:08 PM
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I wouldn't have ridden off the front, just to be nice. I'd have gone from the back and not in a quick acceleration, either. Just start easily accelerating past the line. Say something as you go past, "Thanks for letting me sit in" or something, and then resumed my pace.
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Old 08-09-11, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel
I wouldn't have given you a second thought, I would have just let you ride away. Only way I would have been upset was if I was the last guy that pulled before you and the group tried to go with you and dropped me since I was tired from just taking a pull.
This. We let people ride off the front when they do that, not even a see ya later.
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Old 08-09-11, 03:09 PM
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Old 08-09-11, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Sub4
Please note in the post i say "You're on fire" and at the end of the ride. I never meant to make it sound like i did the whole ride at those paces.
In that case I don't think you are nearly as awesome as I did about an hour ago. HTFU fredly
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Originally Posted by pdedes
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Originally Posted by Sub4
It means i posted too quick and didn't proof read. Should read "am I evil".

I get the part about keeping a smooth pace in a group but at the front of a century, yes it's not a race but everyone is hauling arse at that point, I don't see it as me being a jerk until my friend pointed it out that they might have gotten angry with what i did. The whole time i thought i was doing them a favor, in many cases bridging them up to another group.

PS... drop the paces i used, it's irreverent, use your speeds with the same factor of difference in-between the parties involved, if that helps.
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Old 08-09-11, 04:19 PM
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I really have to work on how i pose these questions. I've always sucked at forums. Thanks for all the answers, it's always good to see how others see the situation.
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Old 08-09-11, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Sub4
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I really have to work on how i pose these questions. I've always sucked at forums. Thanks for all the answers, it's always good to see how others see the situation.
everyone sucks at forums, some just suck better than others.
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Originally Posted by Sub4
What should you have done?

1. Passed the 3 riders from the start
2. Join them, when you get to the front, slow down and go their speed? Then excuse yourself, let the next person take over and resume your 24-26 as you pass the guy that took over?
3. Do exactly as the story is told above.
4. Not get into a paceline with people you don't know the riding skills of in the first place.
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Old 08-09-11, 04:51 PM
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next time just bump them slightly, roller derby style while you pass...this sport has gotten soft
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Old 08-09-11, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sub4
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I really have to work on how i pose these questions. I've always sucked at forums. Thanks for all the answers, it's always good to see how others see the situation.
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Old 08-09-11, 05:55 PM
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If you caught them then you riding away should be expected. There's always someone slower and faster. The key to a rotating line is sharing the load over long distances so the whole group goes faster. They took your pulling away as you saying I don't need you guys. I doubt they cared either way. Don't overthink it.
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Originally Posted by Sub4

You're going 24-26 on a flat for miles and miles, you catch up to a group of 3 going 22-24. You join, work your way to the front and with the rest you resume a pace of 26-27 only to find out 2 miles later that you're all alone. What should you have done?
i call shenanigans

i really have a hard time believing you're going that fast.

not to say that some people here can't for sustained periods, but it seems like way too many guys on the forums these days claim they can
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Originally Posted by zazenzach
i call shenanigans

i really have a hard time believing you're going that fast.

not to say that some people here can't for sustained periods, but it seems like way too many guys on the forums these days claim they can
Meh, that speed isn't too surprising for a slight downhill "flat." Whether 26, 10, or 30 mph makes little difference to the "ethical dilemma" posed...
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You should have stolen their water bottles, then taken off.
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Old 08-09-11, 07:46 PM
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I looked at the splits, where were you exactly going 24-26 near the end? Looks more like you could barely hold 20 avg at the end.
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Originally Posted by surreycrv
I looked at the splits, where were you exactly going 24-26 near the end? Looks more like you could barely hold 20 avg at the end.
funny, saw those splits too. not a bad average speed for a downhill century though.
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Originally Posted by surreycrv
I looked at the splits, where were you exactly going 24-26 near the end? Looks more like you could barely hold 20 avg at the end.
going 24-26 means looking down at your computer while on a false decent and seeing 24.6 and saying "wow im flying."
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More importantly, did you give them "the look" as you passed?
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