When your ride quickly, things get strung out and people pay more attention to their line, their pacing, you could say their responsibilities on the road. I never noticed it so much until today. I can imagine this might be a big issue on more-social rides. And maybe this helps to explain the remarkable safety record our ride has had these past 30+ years, with very few crashes, no serious injuries, and very few times we’ve had to address safety issues in general with anyone.
Thursday morning the pace will likely be much tougher; I’ll be gasping for air again and thinking I know, precisely, what it means to say “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.”