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Old 08-21-19, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
That's backwards. Line should maintain a steady speed, and then when the rider on front pulls off, he or she will softpedal and drift to the back of the line. The last person should call out "last" or "end" and the rider drifting back slots in behind. There should be no acceleration except for the tiny bit of getting back on the pedals as you hook on the back.
Agree 100%. But most pace-lines are armature riders that just ride in groups. Pulling in front and trying harder is very common, very few people softpedal when they get upfront. Takes lots of practice and experience to ride a steady pace-line. Even with experience rides somebody will try to pull longer or harder that needed .
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