Slipstreaming whilst commuting?

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Re: Slipstreaming whilst commuting?

Postby jules21 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:37 am

i find it dangerous to slipstream. you just can't predict what the person ahead or behind is going to do, a lot of the time. a have a colleague who loves slipstreaming, he regularly complains to me about being abused for it, but refuses to take the hint..

it's safer to keep a couple of lengths distance. you'll get fitter too :)
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by BNA » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:30 am

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Postby Fletcher » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:30 am

tier wrote:A better way is to just jam the breaks on hard and teach them a lesson. Drafting strangers is idiotic, childish and a no-no. It's not about ego or anything else. It's dangerous unless you know what you're doing, and if you do know what you're doing, you wouldn't do it.

Most commuters I see just leech on and wheelsuck as long as they can. If you're going to do that at least take a turn up front.

As someone else said, it's a commute, not a race. No PB's or jerseys for being first up the hill or anything else. You want to race, join a club and do so.


Yeah great idea :roll:

I was hit from behind by another pushie a few weeks ago. I was stationary, and the bike which hit me was a big old mtb, moving fairly slowly. Big old mtb was fine, my back wheel was toast.
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Re: Slipstreaming whilst commuting?

Postby rearviewmirror » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:59 am

Snot rocket season is upon us.... suck wheel at your own risk!
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