And then... try to give over once you have done a stint... gooood luck there. You can slow down, you can show with your hand... I once came to a point where I physically sat up and said "F this!" and free'd till somebody passed me. Other times the dreaded jump happens, where you take your turn, ride your lungs out and as you pull over (or at times just before you pull over at the crest of a roller ) some eeedjit pops out and starts his sprint... Of course, now you, completely stuffed, have to pack out a sprint so as not to get dropped from the group you just merrily pulled along.
Sorry, this most likely should be in R&R section, but this is my rant for the day. I just stripped somewhere along Sunday and waited for some others to do the work. And then those are the bugger that (along with the girls in the bunch) pulls out over the last two bultjies and obviously make you stand still. Ahh, I've already ranted, I should shut it, eh...
I agree with you last year tour de Worcester had a group of about 15 riders going into the last 20km. Three of them were some of the top girls who didnt want to work on the front just sat third and fourth wheel, so you do your pull on the front move down the pace line and the girls (and some of the guys) won't let you back into the line. So you have to go all the way to the back of them and move past again to work in the front. I know I'm going to piss some girls off now but I ridden a lot of races with girls in the group and I count on my one hand the amount of times they do their pull in the front.
Edited by Ceres, 22 February 2012 - 07:07 .