I freaking hate pace lines on RAGBRAI. What exactly are they trying to accomplish?
Best possible time in the mistaken belief that there is a timekeeper and a podium at the end? Are they trying to live out some TdF fantasy? Are they getting some smug feeling of satisfaction by being “so much better” than us commoners? Or is it something else that I just don’t get?
Pace lines on RAGBRAI make as much sense as lowering the basketball hoop to 7 feet and doing slam dunks in your driveway. Might feel good to your fragile ego, but it’s not reality, and all the neighbors think you are a complete tool.