I tried the stopping method a few weeks ago and the idiot crashed into me, so that's not always the best option.
Who was the real idiot here? Serious question.
By the way, was he riding a Guru?
Let me clarify that I actually couldn't hear that he was behind me, right on my wheel. I knew that he was trying to catch up to me and then repeatedly popping himself and falling back so my assumption was that he was long gone and it would be OK to coast around a turn for 2-3 seconds. We were on a busy, well trafficked climb with cars passing us and I went to freewheel around a turn and he took out my rear wheel because the dipshit had launched a max effort "attack" to catch me as he informed me after like it was funny. The guy was actually on a Guru with deep dish Enve wheels and headphones in (in the rain might I add). Afterwards, without even apologizing, he asked me to pace him for his intervals. Mad at the world is an understatement about how I felt at the time.
Likewise on a team ride prior to this, another guy decided to follow us on a descent unannounced and almost t boned 3 of us when we made a left turn on another road because he decided to try to pass on the left as we turned. No idea where he came from, but I've known a lot of people that have encountered these types of Freds and not been aware that they were that close behind.
A lot of people do this on busy roads around here and it can be ultra dangerous. This is far different from seeing Ryder and friends, snapping a picture, and then riding on the same road since there aren't that many in Maui and no one should have to change their plans to account for Ryder charging people to use public roads. He could easily get an event permit and a follow car and be exclusive. My only argument is that in the current camp configuration he has he has no legal right to enforce anything and the people he dupes into paying for rides with him are probably too rich to care anyways.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate
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