This has been driving me nuts for years. Making the road jump up to remove some of your safety buffer is called ratcheting. That’s just English. It means making something go up (or down) in an irreversible way. Beautifully evocative for this kind of yellow brick road adjustment.
If, hypothetically, you got rid of some of your safety buffer by retroactively making your road steeper, that would be retroratcheting. It could be a very handy thing to do if you didn’t know a good rate when you started the goal. Start conservative, see your data well above your road, that tells you what the rate should’ve been so you retroactively adjust it and see if it looks like something you’re ready to commit to going forward.
Not that proper retroratcheting is on the roadmap at the moment but eventually we’ll want it and the more distant the memory of the misuse of the term “retroratchet” the better. Also it’s one less pointless neologism! (Pointful neologisms I’m still all for.)