Group training rides are the backbone of most Cat 3's training programs. Pride, ego and pecking order is often determined by these weekly sessions. Brought together are often different personalities with little else in common other than to have... A "FRIENDLY TRAINING RIDE!"
"What do you say we take it easy today?"
"OK with me. I was out late last night."
"Let's just have a mello spin."
Each one knows this is pure smokescreen! After a brief warm up, these competitive types will break out a hammer fest!!
In Durango, we call this the Tuesday night rides.