Rode with John Burns yesterday. We did a road ride 2+ hours . John is on good form. I spent 95% of the ride staring at his rear wheel.
every time I tried pulling around him my legs protested so I just settled in and accepted that I am the weaker rider and that john is the alpha rider.
It was like a motor pacing. According to this persons blog, motor pacing simulates race pace and being in a peloton. Pretty useless for mountain bikers.
Here is pretty much how are ride looked (john is the scooter , im the other guy)...
me eating john's face... tastes like chicken