Correct way to slow down?

Discussion in 'Track Racing' started by hippy, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. hippy

    hippy New Member

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    When I'm riding in a pace line and put a little too much oomph into a pedal stroke so that I need to slow down to avoid running into the guy in front - how should I do it?

    Is it better to stay on line and resist the pedal movement, i.e. brake?

    Or, should I move out a bit and catch the wind to slow down?

    cheers
     
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  2. drewjc

    drewjc New Member

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    personally i would move out a little (not much, just so that u dont hit the wheel) but it is even better if u can perfect your pedalling so that u dont surge fast/slow all the time as this really pisses other riders. Good luck mate.
     
  3. VeloFlash

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    It will all come with experience about how much oomph you put into your pedal stroke, if your wheels have more of a fywheel roll on effect in a pace line and all the undulating idiosyncracies of the track.

    Then you will be a pleasure to be behind :)
     
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