Extreme Drafting

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Reiver, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    I am not sure why but I found the following vid to be hilarious - there really is some complete nutcases out there.
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  2. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

  3. johnnyh

    johnnyh Veteran

    Hello Darwin my old friend!
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  4. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Wilmslow, Cheshire
    I think his time might be flagged on that Strava segment :whistle:
  5. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    Goodness Gracious!

    I admire courage, but that looked like faith and stupidity to me. Glorious stupidity, but stupidity nonetheless.

    Also, if it were to come to splattery, there is a good chance others might be hurt too, in all the swervery. Great video, but shocking behaviour.

    Having said that, i used to draft National Express coaches in my 2CV-driving days (and before speed limiters).

    Excellent for fuel economy. Not excellent for the nerves. I was young, M'lud.
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  6. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    One of the funniest sights I've seen on a bike occurred when I was overtaken by a tractor and trailer that was being drafted by a fellow CycleChat user!
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  7. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    :dance: Cycle chat 1,2,3 http://app.strava.com/rides/18997074#345938126
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  8. Cyclopathic

    Cyclopathic Veteran

    All well and good but I can't help thinking that if or when he does get splatted that it will cause o a lot of trauma and guilt for whoever is unfortunate enough to do the splatting. Even if it's not their fault at all (and looking at the vid it's hard to imagine it would be) they are going to be horribly affected by it. Not to mention the poor sods who have to come along and shovel him up.
    Definite Darwin candidate. I just hope the truck leaves his organs intact for transplant.
  9. Peter Armstrong

    Peter Armstrong Über Member

    What speed was he doing?
  10. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Wilmslow, Cheshire
    56 mph :eek:
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  11. Peter Armstrong

    Peter Armstrong Über Member

    That mint, im gonna give that a go
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  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    On the wrong side of the road as well.
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  13. Been there and done that (last time was last Saturday) and you do have to get that close to get the full effect of the draft.

    The truck in front isn't the problem, the danger comes from two things, one stuff in the road, you have no idea if an object/dead animal/pot hole has just passed between the wheels of the truck. And two, a flat tyre at those speeds can be interesting and in that position you are inline for a nudge from the car/truck/bus behind.
  14. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

  15. Herbie

    Herbie Veteran


    And without a helmet too! :crazy:
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