How to ride your time trial bike on a group ride with cyclists

Ken Petruzzelli - Lawyer and Opinionated Triathlete

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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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.

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