One thing triathletes are not known for is group riding skill. To be more precise, they are not known for having good group riding skills. There are advantages to riding with a group. The first is safety. Group riding is also social and motivating. Many triathletes see little point in riding in a paceline, but if you want to ride in a group with cyclists you need to know how to ride in a paceline.
Triathletes are not known for having especially good group riding skills and many would benefit the free clinics and classes that many local bikes shops offer. Mike Peavy, owner of Cyclesport, in Chico, does a fantastic job of teaching new cyclists basic bike handling, paceline, and group riding skills. The class gets new people riding and introduces them to the local cycling community.
Where triathletes have a bad reputation for going wrong is trying to…
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