I found the groups I rode with had great cohesion and communication. Steve, thanks for taking on the faster group. Guys/gals that helped out on the Zoo Loop... Much appreciated!
I heard that the fast Stouffville group ran into some angry drivers. Let's make sure to maintain a tight double paceline on the single lane roads. I have been observing that groups, in general, are getting sloppy from time to time. Trust the rider in front of you, keeping your eyes at the jersey pockets, but look ahead and keep your peripheral on the wheel distance(proximity)/overlap(half wheeling). If you keep alert, you will be able to help maintain a streamline, predictable group.
As a driver, it is not a great visual as you approach a group of cyclists that are staggered(in/out) in a group. It makes it difficult to get around(pass) the group safely. This can lead to "buzzing" and close calls. We can't control all situations, but being predictable can help diminish the frequency of negative car/driver interactions.
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