Me and my SO were participating in the After the Bridge Run Bike Ride March 28, 2010 in Charleston, SC. It is a super fast flat course. It was at the start of the ride and this guy was weaving in and out of many of the developed pelotons. I don’t know if he was late to the ride or what but he was riding crazy. We hooked up with a local group of women who had on the typical pink jerseys and one of the women told this guy, “If you are going to wreck, get your ass behind us so you don’t take us down too.”
That was such a scary thing for me to witness, but this gal put this guy in his place and my heart rate went back to normal. I did the typical “what would have happened” thing, but hearing her and seeing him back off made for a great ride.
Often, a hard ass within a group ride is needed. Many group rides don’t have them as most people are in fear to speak up and not have others behind them.
Speak up for yourself and your safety!!