Some minor annoyances can be easily removed from our riding in rotation.
Call last wheel!
It helps to know it is your turn, but sometimes the rotation changes for lights or other odd reasons. If you are last, call that as a courtesy to the next cab off the rank! Helps if they have lost attention.
Don’t race the outside rider up The Hill.
Ok,you are strong, great, but the rider behind you has to come past and pull in front to give you a break from the wind. If you forget and start accelerating up The Hill he or she may just let you hang. Best to remember let them past.
If the lead rider calls “single”, then b….y go single file. Usually at pinch points that could be dangerous.
Fold in gracefully, make your intention known, let the other rider in.
Do not overtake the front riders, you just make it unsafe.
Call obstacles. Loud, often.
No one likes hitting crap on the road. Call for everyone.
No one likes being suddenly overtaken by crazies. Let them know you are coming. RIDERS!
All but last one for this episode.
Do not cut in on overtaken riders! Period!
Stay out long enough to allow the rotation tail to pass!
If you pull in too soon, then so will everyone else, and someone mayclip an innocents front wheel!
When you mess up, and we all do, “sorry” is not the hardest word!
Nice work Ray
Most of this is achievable easily, apart from some special circumstances that are hard to predict.
Biggest challenge is getting the people that need to read this, to read it.
I would add that it is very helpful when the leading inside rider calls the passing rider in when their back wheel is clear for them to cut across. This prevents the need for the lead outside rider having to look back to see if they are clear or to ride past for an excessive distance before cutting across to the inside (giving the previously leading inside rider a gap to make up).
A simple “clear” call makes things easier for both riders.
Good job Ray