[BVC-CHAT] [Riders] tnp
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Jun 10 17:03:26 CDT 2009
> 2/ Having ridden for a few years in Austin before, the thing I like
> most about riding in C.S. is that our rides are inclusive. Not that
> we sometimes don't take on a brusque or arrogant personal attitude
> towards newcomers, but the *design* of our rides is so that it makes
> them inclusive in that we try to let the weaker riders hang on at
> least for a while. As such the hard-but-steady first lap is a good
That is pretty much my view of it. Maybe this is just the influence
of effete Euros like you and Euro-philes like me, but I like trying to
be just a bit more inclusive than what one typically finds among the
local roadies in other locales.
> The week in question saw the chasing pack reduced to 5 riders in the
> first lap, with 3 off the front, both going at a pretty brutal pace
> right from the start. The rest had pretty much gone home by that
> time. I think that wasn't the sign we wanted to send.
Just to make clear what I think you are saying here, there's no reason
a good TNP shouldn't end up with 3 of the front and a hard 5-person
chase group but the idea is that, with a hard/steady first lap, folks
shouldn't be getting dropped until the second lap and hence will have
some incentive to finish the ride, either by forming a second chase
group or by circling back around and giving it another go.
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