Drafting

The etiquette of drafting strangers

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TheEngineer    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:28
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
Budjude wrote (see)
Cake wrote (see)
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

Maybe learning to pee on the bike is the answer

 Someone did that to me at outlaw in 2010 while I was trying to overtake. The nightmares never end. 

what!

why have i only just found out that this occurs - after i have signed up!

You now need to know how Golden Boots got his name and how many times Monique used be able to pee on the bike

 

I must have put 10 litres through my left shoe in Switzerland. The pair had to soak for a week when I got back! 

seren nos    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:32

I wouldn't mind as it wouldn't affect my speed or my ride..if they want a free draft then good for them....

I would probably try and tag on to someone going past me if i was on a long ride and feeling tired........

and yes sometimes someone coming past me is a wakeup call that i have gone into my own world and have slowed down

Rafiki    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:36
seren nos wrote (see)

and yes sometimes someone coming past me is a wakeup call that i have gone into my own world and have slowed down


I imagine the noise of their stabilisers probably wakes you up

Cheerful Dave    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:43

Battery powered?  That's just asking for trouble.  Fair play MM, hope you caught him.

Iron Pingu    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:53
seren nos wrote (see)

 

and yes sometimes someone coming past me is a wakeup call that i have gone into my own world and have slowed down


 

Actually, that's a good point...

Ok, mixed feeling then, some people mind it some don't.  Fair dos.

seren nos    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:55
Rafiki wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

and yes sometimes someone coming past me is a wakeup call that i have gone into my own world and have slowed down


I imagine the noise of their stabilisers probably wakes you up

 

you can't be nasty to me when in taper..........you should be building up my bike confidence .nor knocking it down

28/08/2013 at 14:57

CD - you bet I did! I sweating like a pig afterwards but it was well worth it. Probably did me a favour actually!

Running Postie    pirate
28/08/2013 at 14:57

I had some Joe blog draft me during a sprint at Southwell ( he wasn't in the race And I was) so fecking annoying!

28/08/2013 at 14:59

Seren - your confidence will be sky high after I tell you my little secret - I'm still on normal pedals  I WILL get to cleats one day.....

Cheerful Dave    pirate
28/08/2013 at 15:26
Running Postie wrote (see)

I had some Joe blog draft me during a sprint at Southwell ( he wasn't in the race And I was) so fecking annoying!


Someone did that to me the first time I did Outlaw - bloke out for a sunday ride drafted me for a while, then pulled alongside and told me my pedalling technique needed improving.  Feck off!!

28/08/2013 at 15:44

You should see the cycle superhighway from Barking to Canning town some mornings,  get about eight of us in some strange peleton where over taking is seen as some form of challenge to start a three mile race.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/08/2013 at 16:04

But Mr Foo 100 yards behind you would still be in your draft

28/08/2013 at 16:17

Pot calling kettle come in over,

The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/08/2013 at 16:52

I'm not fat, I'm errrr big boned

It's glandular I tell you

Cake    pirate
28/08/2013 at 17:28

 Yes and I am a lovely 6ft bloude and not fat ever.

28/08/2013 at 19:48

I take it as a compliment getting drafted. It often means the person wants to be as fast as you but ultimately they cant because they are hitching a ride and not taking a turn.

M...eldy    pirate
28/08/2013 at 19:51

If someone drafted me I'd have a party and declare it a National holiday

The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/08/2013 at 20:40

yes Meldy but who else HAS a broomstick?

28/08/2013 at 20:44

Holly Go Lightly

M...eldy    pirate
28/08/2013 at 20:44

Harry Potter ?

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