maDKient wrote:I think I'll skip the drafting, there's too much dependant on trust with a stranger. No thanks.
Do some bunch riding to get comfortable with drafting before trying it on random cyclists you come across. Learn where you can and can't draft (door zone is a great don't). One of the tricks to drafting is to ride slightly off to one side of the rider in front which gives you a bit more time to react and gives you a bit more vision up the road.
The other thing to do is, as you approach the rider in front, is assess their speed and how smoothly they are riding. Then sit a few metres off their wheel to match their speed and gently roll in. If in doubt let them be. As you attach give the call.