Riders form an arrow shape like birds in a flock, to shelter from adverse weather. It can create massive problems for the rider forced to cycle in the gutter.
Said of geologic features that are in an overlapping or staggered arrangement, for example faults. Each is relatively short but collectively they form a linear zone, in which the strike of the individual features is oblique to that of the zone as a whole.
a line of riders partially drafting the one in front to stay out of the wind
a staggered form of paceline used to get maximum draft in a crosswind
A diagonal line of riders, in which each rider is downwind of the rider immediately ahead. It's a cooperative group, since each rider takes a turn in front, fighting the wind while the other riders are shielded from it.
A long line of riders, stretching diagonally across the road, with each cyclist riding in the slipstream of the one in front. Long echelons are more likely to occur where there are crosswinds, as all riders use each other in an effort to stay out of the wind.
( French) a line of riders seeking maximum drafting in a crosswind, resulting in a diagonal line across the road.[ edit
a form of paceline in which the riders angle off behind each other to get maximum draft in a crosswind.
A staggered line of riders, with each rider positioned downwind and off to the side of the rider ahead, creating a diagonal effect. In strong crosswinds, a large group will form into echelons.
A line of riders taking orderly turns at the lead and staggered so that each rider will get maximum protection from the wind. Also called a "pace line."
A staggered line of riders, each downwind of the rider ahead, allowing them to move considerably faster than a solo rider or small group of riders. In windy sections where there are crosswinds, a large peloton will form into echelons. The most beautiful sight when seen from the air.