With the new season starting up, I thought I'd post some great articles about group riding.
Basic Skills for Group Riding
By Gale Bernhardt
You don't have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy the benefits of group rides. Utilized correctly, regular group sessions can motivate you, improve your fitness and make any ride more enjoyable. However, if you lack the technique or the fitness to ride with a group, the experience can be frustrating and leave you riding alone. In a worst case scenario, lack of skills causes you to crash, perhaps taking others down with you.
To help you get started, let's look at a few group ride basics... more
Riding in a Paceline is a Basic Cycling Skill
Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D. for Active.com
Why do many cyclists choose to go it alone when riding in club rides or centuries? Many group rides can turn into survival of the fittest, where the novice is quickly sent off the back.
Ideally, a group should contain both novices and experienced riders who don't feel compelled to prove themselves on every ride. The key is riding safely and effectively in a paceline... more.
10 Rules to Group Ride Like a Pro
By Simeon Green
There are a series of basic rules to follow in order to ride properly in a group, and yet it is often surprising how few people know these rules.
You might think this doesn't apply to you; after all, you are a Cat. 1 and winner of the Thursday night or Saturday morning World Championships...so like I said, it's amazing how many people don't know how to ride in a group. If you are new to the sport, this will help for your next group ride, if you are old to the sport, this should be a useful recap of what you already know... more.
I found these articles really helpful! Hopefully you will too. More great info can be found at http://www.active.com/cycling
See you at a group ride! :)