Basic Triathlon questions from those who don't know

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2:25pm
2:25pm, 25 Apr 2017
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sallykate
But if I'm already going as slowly as I possibly can - any slower and I'd have to get off?
2:30pm
2:30pm, 25 Apr 2017
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Gobi
Then you have to kick past then they have to give you respectful distance

as the rider behind it is your responsibility
2:48pm
2:48pm, 25 Apr 2017
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sallykate
Thank you - noted!
3:35pm
3:35pm, 25 Apr 2017
4602 posts
Helegant
I feel a bit nxious about riding in a crowd anyway. How big a distance do we have to leave between bikes?
3:39pm
3:39pm, 25 Apr 2017
22462 posts
HellsBells
I've never done a group ride, it's all these sort of things that worry me
3:47pm
3:47pm, 25 Apr 2017
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Gobi
Basically 3 metres wide and 7 metres long

10 metres in long distance events
3:51pm
3:51pm, 25 Apr 2017
7557 posts
lammo
For those coming to Dorney, I wouldn't worry too much, it seems to be quite easy going and there's plenty of room for all :-)
4:12pm
4:12pm, 25 Apr 2017
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LazyDaisy
I overtook just one rider in my tri last year and hung back for a little while until I felt I was ready to get past smoothly. There was no 'riding in a group' because I was almost the last swimmer out of the water and then dawdled in T1 :-)

It's just starting to sink in that I won't be at Dorney :-( (I don't think being a supporter is going to be possible as OH can now do a ride in Devon that weekend instead.)
4:33pm
4:33pm, 25 Apr 2017
27009 posts
GlennR
I'm with the LD plan. I too was nearly last out of the water and completely last out of transition. I got overtaken quickly by some faster cyclists, overtook a couple myself. No groups were involved at any stage.

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