Yesterday I rode TEC for the first time, and the awesome responsibility of it became clear to me. I'll be doing it again so I want to develop in that area and have some questions. I've done some searching/reading of these boards and stuff that Rob's linked today so here's what I'm still wondering...: 1. Communication. Quite simply, how do I do it effectively from behind? For eg, if I want to pull the group to the side in a situation such as below... 2. Faster vehicles. I'm happy to accept we'll be passed by other, faster riders, and it's pretty easy to pick a spot to wave them through, where they can take the WHOLE bunch at once. But here's a scenario: A young fella in a car came up behind us, and his "body language" was impatient. After a few minutes I decided to back off and create some space in front of myself, so that he was able to "hop" over us one-by-one between bends. Instead he decided to take 2 of us at once, and the large gap made it potentially dangerous since it took longer. Should I have tightened up instead? Or just expect the cage to suck it up and sit below the limit? I'd appreciate any advice offered.