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Date Posted: 17:02:34 10/11/04 Mon
Author: Mike
Subject: What is the right thing to do when you get a puncture in a pack ride

In last Sundays Featherston ride, I got a punctue in the middle of the pack while riding into Featherston. I consequently slowed at a fast rate of knots, but with the pack at about 40 km, the people coming up behind were taken a bit by surprise. Luckily nobody crashed, but it was a close call. Is there any ettique or procedure that should be followed when this happens to quickly make the following riders aware of what the situation is.

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[> Re: What is the right thing to do when you get a puncture in a pack ride -- David B, 12:25:02 10/12/04 Tue

I noticed a couple of those in that race - I'm fairly new to pack riding myself but I think the best/safest approach is to loudly call out "Slowing", as you do when braking hard, and try to keep the bike in a straight line while you're stopping rather than veering to the side & into someone's path (I know v. hard to do with a tyre gone!)

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