style question: wrapping functionality around existing pkg

My application requires "Mechanize with a holdoff", that is, one that
limits its #get and #submit requests to a maximum of one every N
seconds. I have a simple Governor class which runs a block with a
minimum holdoff between runs:

class Governor
  def with_holdoff(holdoff)
    unless (@ran_at.nil? || holdoff.nil?)
      delay = (@ran_at + holdoff) -
      sleep(delay) if (delay > 0)
    @ran_at =

I could write a class that encapsulates a Mechanize object and wraps a
with_holdoff call around its #get and #submit methods, e.g.:

class WrappedMechanize
  @mechanize =
  def get(uri)
    @governor.with_holdoff(@holdoff_time) { @mechanize.get(uri) }

... but that seems un-rubyish. What's the cleanest way to extend the
Mechanize functionality? Perhaps a subclass like this?

class MechanizeWithHoldoff < Mechanize
  def get_with_holdoff(uri, holdoff_time)
    @governor.with_holdoff(holdoff_time) { super.get(uri) }

Suggestions welcome.

- ff