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Where do you hang out in group rides?

Old 08-23-22, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post
would be gone from that group in a hurray. <CR>
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most group rides start with warmup (usually too short...) <CR>
if it's a day when I want to work on short term power, I let a group go off front (usually happens) and when the gap gets large enough, I try to bridge... If it doesn;t work, the group behind will catch me.<CR>
When terrain allows, I try to bridge again, and again <CR>
If it's a climbing day/ride. I usually hit the climbs somewhere nearr the rear, and see how far forward I can get... <CR>
If it's really social, casual, it's always a ride for non-frequent riders, like the local Ski CLub. I tend to hang back and get as many to come onto my wheel and I work to slowly pull them back forward. <CR>
Don;t do many of these; maybe once every 2mos. <CR>
Ride On <CR>
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Old 08-23-22, 02:13 PM
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Larry, you're such a troll. You start all these threads by asking a somewhat normal question, then you add details specifically to get people's panties in a bunch. It's so narcissistic, you stand out as someone desperate for attention. "Look at me, notice me...please. I'm going to do a bunch of dumbass things that no one else does, so look at me".
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Old 08-23-22, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
On Mondays I get on the back and take my 1 PM zoom meeting on the group ride just holding my phone. Obviously off the back not in anyones way
I take my 1pm Zoom meetings on the front of the bunch, so everyone can see how much of a boss I am...
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Old 08-23-22, 04:47 PM
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No hard and fast rule, except stay far, far away from the guy with headphones.......
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
On Mondays I get on the back and take my 1 PM zoom meeting on the group ride just holding my phone. Obviously off the back not in anyones way


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Old 08-23-22, 08:26 PM
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I use a cheap motorcycle helmet headset (BT17) I modified for bicycle or workout use. I tied a shoelace to it so it can be worn over the head and the ends tied under the chin with or without a bike helmet.
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The modification also makes it terrific for jogging. It only looks goofy as f---. Music or audio books helps get the mind off from the effort and can improve efficiency.


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On Mondays I get on the back and take my 1 PM zoom meeting on the group ride just holding my phone. Obviously off the back not in anyones way
Sometimes I can't even tell who is being serious and who's just trying to out-jackass each other.

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Old 08-23-22, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post



Sometimes I can't even tell who is being serious and who's just trying to out-jackass each other.
im not always serious but i dont outright lie. If i make a claim its always atleast 80% true. Yes i sometimes take my meeting on the ride but im ~5 feet off the back so I cant cause trouble.

i also know some people who ride off the back on the easier days to get a better workout; they play games like letting the group get away then attempt to catch up
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Old 08-23-22, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
If i make a claim its always at least 80% true.
Priceless.
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Old 08-23-22, 09:36 PM
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80% of the time, he's being 100% honest.

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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
If i make a claim its always atleast 80% true.
Hey look, I found one of the 20% claims.
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Old 08-23-22, 10:16 PM
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I like to stick towards the front with the more experienced/strong riders. If, and only if, I know the group very well that I am riding with will rotate through to the back. But if there are new riders or riders that I do not know on the ride/paceline, I keep a healthy/safe distance.
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Old 08-23-22, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Hey look, I found one of the 20% claims.
Oh, I see what you did!


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Old 08-23-22, 11:52 PM
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Hey look, I found one of the 20% claims.
Everything I tell you is a lie.
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Old 08-24-22, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes i sometimes take my meeting on the ride but im ~5 feet off the back so I cant cause trouble.
5 ft is not far enough. If the group braked hard for any reason, you'll crash into them. At least get one ear bluetooth headset and get your phone mounted on the handlebar. You'll be able to make your zoom meeting but with both hands on the handlebar.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
If i make a claim its always atleast 80% true.
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Hey look, I found one of the 20% claims.

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Old 08-24-22, 11:17 AM
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On large group rides, I hang out off the back of the guys who are off the back. Then, using my quiver of frame pumps, I pick off the guys - one-by-one - who are listening to music, on their phones...
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Old 08-24-22, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Zaskar View Post
On large group rides, I hang out off the back of the guys who are off the back. Then, using my quiver of frame pumps, I pick off the guys - one-by-one - who are listening to music, on their phones...
I do the same … while live blogging.
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Old 08-24-22, 02:20 PM
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There wouldn't be a safe place for OP on any group ride I'm familiar with.
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There wouldn't be a safe place for OP on any group ride I'm familiar with.
Shelby! Long time, no see!
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Old 08-24-22, 02:37 PM
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Yeah, I took another one for the team recently.
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Old 08-24-22, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by koala logs View Post
You'll be able to make your zoom meeting but with both hands on the handlebar.
Having both hands on the handlebar is only helpful if you have two functional brakes. Remember who we're talking to here.
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Old 08-24-22, 09:35 PM
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Having both hands on the handlebar is only helpful if you have two functional brakes. Remember who we're talking to here.
LOL! It's still safer to brake with both hands on the handlebar even if you only have one brake. I learned that lesson with great pain!
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Old 08-24-22, 10:11 PM
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LOL! It's still safer to brake with both hands on the handlebar even if you only have one brake. I learned that lesson with great pain!
You're not wrong. Can we all just agree that the right time for a Zoom call on your phone is NOT during a group bike ride? Doesn't really matter if you're one foot, five feet, or fifty feet off the back, or how many of your brakes are in working order. Just do that stuff somewhere else.
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
You're not wrong. Can we all just agree that the right time for a Zoom call on your phone is NOT during a group bike ride? Doesn't really matter if you're one foot, five feet, or fifty feet off the back, or how many of your brakes are in working order. Just do that stuff somewhere else.
ok, we agree!

If listening to music looks bad enough to others, talking to the phone is a lot worse. I once did saw a member of the group take a phone call. They slowed and got off the group. I mean not just ~5 ft off the back but far far away from the group.
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Old 08-25-22, 08:10 AM
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Yeah, I took another one for the team recently.
You’ve been riding with Larry?
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