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The unspoken group ride!

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Old 08-04-08, 04:14 PM
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The unspoken group ride!

Anyone just enjoy riding with strangers rather than proving him/herself to them? I've enjoyed taking a lane on dangerous roads with another rider just for that "safety in numbers" feel. Last week me and a kitted up roadie attacked Beacon St's hill. I saw him 2 hours later still flyin along on the other side of Boston. A smile and hello makes it more amusing to me than a scowl and sprint. Though I get a kick out of being blown away by some dude on a 15 year old mountain bike.

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love is dead.
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Unfortunately....there are too many selfish self centered mental midgets in the world. If I'm ever in MA we'll ride together Jim. Who cares if people pass us.
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If after we've gone a few blocks together or we're stopped at a light (yeah, it happens sometimes) I'll nod or say hi. Sometimes I'll play follow-the-leader with messengers if I see they'll carve out the routes for me on congested streets. I don't usually bring my bike when I visit Boston, but should the opportunity arise, I'd welcome the company out there.
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Great post. Say "Hi." Say "Nice weather". Say "Nice bike!" Say "Where you headed?" If they don't want to be bothered, give a wave and ride on. If they do want to chat, take turns pulling on the front, point out potholes (yeah, I'm from Boston, too), and when you split up, give a wave and ride on.
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