Best Practices for Group Riding: Part II

Continued from Part I, here are a couple of other things to remember about riding in groups. First, the yo-yo, accordion, or bungee cord effect. As you slow down and stop, the group will inevitably get tighter. As you accelerate, the group will open and spread out. Make sure you allow for this. It’s the same effect that causes stop-start driving on busy highways. This yo-yo effect causes the back of the group to ride faster than the front of the group. Traffic lights, turns, and other vehicles can separate a group enough so that the riders in the back have to ride faster to close the gap again. On a Blue Tim tour, experienced guides lessen this effect by keeping the pace down on straight and

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