it's a problem, innit. you can either do everything in your power to hold on, but then when you fall down at the end and nearly die, you look like a wuss.
or you can drop off, but you look like a wuss.
So, either way, you look like a wuss, but the way you did it at least you got a nice ride in.........
(well, as nice as you can get on a ride to Runcorn and back........)