I don't know if something like this has been discussed, but I encountered a, er, "situation" coming back from the National. I dropped straight down on US 65 to pick up Hwy 7 in Arkansas...lovely road! I have the road mostly to myself (even lovelier!) but I ended up coming up to the back of a 5-bike group...a Harley trike in the back, three other Harleys, and a Goldwing mixed in. I think they were heading to Russellville for lunch. Anyway, the ride captain was running a little under the speed limit but because of the all the accordion affect, they were basically impeding my, uh, "technique" as it were.
The road being pretty twisty and the /7 not up to light speed, I didn't see how to get around them. Is it poor etiquette to pick one off and a time and ride like that? I didn't think so...me being a foreigner in their group and all. So, I hung back and finally decided to drop back to a slow speed so I could speed up and catch them again. I could only go so far back because I had already passed a car and they were slowly gaining...soon we were all together.
Eventually, I got a nice downhill section passing lane and I let 'er rip...got passed the whole bunch, waved my nicities to the leader, and began to smile again.
What's the proper thing to do in this situation? I got no indication from tail-end-Charlie to pass...not sure if he could see me anyway...