I'm putting this in 'Riding tips' because it is a discussion about riding in a general sense and could serve to help others. After a couple of incidences recently and upon further reflection I've begun to question the pertinence of marking 'on road hazards', For example gravel, fallen branches, trees, dead animals, etc... The style of riding I find myself doing is best described by the article entitled 'the pace', (look it up if you don't know what it is, it's worth it") In short it means riding quickly in formation through the twisties. The last couple of times I have been 'in formation' and the rider in front has paused to alert those behind him to a potential danger, what I have found instead is that I now have two issues to deal with; the first being the obstacle , the second being the rider in front who is drawing my attention to the problem. Put plainly, I'm already looking ahead past the rider in front and looking for tip in points and obstacles, so I've usually picked up the problem around the same time they have, however if the rider in front puts a leg or hand out to mark the danger, they usually slow down or wobble causing themselves to be another hazard. When this happens I now have two issues to deal with when before I would only have had one. In the style of riding I'm talking about everything happens so fast I'd prefer not to have the distraction from the real threat, a threat I can find for myself. I'm of the opinion that if the rider behind can keep pace with me they are capable of negotiating whatever the road can throw at them without my assistance.... ...I'm very interested to hear what others think. I would appreciate it if you could qualify your comments first by describing the usual conditions upon which you ride, because obviously what I'm talking about doesn't apply to everyone. Thankyou. Chef.