Archive for June 3rd, 2007

Some theories…

Support motor vehicle following long races or recreational rides to pick up riders unable to complete the event.

In racing events, typically the main group of riders will ride as a peloton and can be served by one or more SAG wagons trailing behind. In large recreational rides, there may be thousands of riders spread over much of the course, so ride organizers may employ roving SAG wagons to locate and assist stranded riders.

“SAG” (most commonly written in all uppercase) may derive from a rider “sagging” off the back of the group, or it may be an acronym(or a backronym) for “Support And Gear” or “Support Aid Group.”

In bicycle racing, another term for SAG wagon is broom wagon.

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I rode 15 miles today, to get back into a normal biking routine. I met my father at the local grocery store and he rode 10 miles. He did really well. The last hill before we came back to the grocery store is a doozy, and I figured he would have to stop, but he made it all the way up without stopping. Pretty impressive for his first few weeks of riding. I think he is paying for it now though. More later on…

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