The popular "Share the Road" slogan is widely supposed to be directed at drivers. We cyclists tout our right to the road and most of us shrug off the occasional ignorant
Even for the athletes among us, a group ride is an important social event. We like to talk as we pedal. It's natural to say what we're feeling, catch up on the news of family and friends, tease a pal about a colorful shirt or fancy energy concoction. But on streets and roads we need to ride in pairs or single file, not big clusters that expose us to careless or impatient drivers. We need to learn how to safely and efficiently stretch out into pairs or a single file at the cry of "Car Up" or "Car Back". After all, "Share the Road" means us, too.