Just an unusual experience I had to day. I have ridden in groups before and I know this account is not even close to normal behavior by roadies. All my cyclist friends are roadies and I love taking my road bike out and riding in a group.
I was doing a time trial at a flat 2 lane, one way, loop with zero traffic on my tri bike. There were several pelotons out that day. I was passed by one peloton that was pulling the usual 24mph. Which passed me quickly with no problem, pretty much what I am use to. I was nearing the end of time trial when a slow moving peloton starts creeping up on me. I was a bit surprised since their pace was pretty slow for a peloton on a pancake flat course. I was pulling 21mph into a mild head wind, and they were barely going faster. When the leaders passed me, 2 cyclists both pulled directly in front of me and briefly laid in to their brakes (tire was 2 inches in front). I quickly switched to the base bar and moved pretty close to the curb on the right to avoid overlap. Despite being a zero traffic one way two lane road they boxed me in next to the curb. A few other guys made passing comments about the tri bike. Meanwhile I am thinking what is going on?
I have never seen a group of cyclists act like this. Has anybody else been in a similar experience?