When you’re riding your bike and plan on going for a long trip, it’s important to understand why you need to communicate with everyone else on your team. You’ve probably seen a number of people biking together in much more rural areas, and all of them are together for a reason – when you can bike within a group, you’ll be much safer.
Those that bike by themselves are always going to be at risk, as there’s a lot of injuries and problems that can come up when it comes to bike riding. Biking takes a lot of stamina, and when you’re pushing yourself to the limit, odds are you’ll tucker yourself out. I have heard of stories where people don’t go on a ride with their usual team, only to get into a big wreck and end up injured.
Others would refer to the practice as “casque pour vélo route”, because independence can only take you so far – when you’re on your route, you’ll want to be around others and be able to communicate with them. If you need to speak to the person at the front of the group, it’d be a good idea to make your way up there; it isn’t a race, and you should have some energy left over to make the push. Some people will go above and beyond the normal requirements. I have heard of a team of bikers putting in mini-radios within their helmets, allowing them to talk to one another – I can’t imagine how annoying it would be to hear everybody breathing, though! Whenever possible, you should approach this situation with a team-like atmosphere in mind.