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Half-wheeling?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 30 Mar 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    This phrase cropped up today and two different definitions were offered.

    I took it to mean someone always putting their front wheel just that far in front of yours as to try and get you to increase the pace without them taking the lead and setting the pace.

    Or is it someone sitting halfway up your back wheel enjoying the drafting?

    Or is it something completely different?
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Stevenage
    That's my take on it. There's one guy I sometimes ride with who does this, then takes off up the road like a somewhat overweight and more arrogant Lance and disappears off to get to the pub 45 mins before anyone else.:biggrin:
    Dunno what he's doing in the CTC, to be honest...:smile:
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Never heard of that phrase so can't comment but it will be interesting to hear from someone who knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Always a mistake ... I usually try and get to the pub 30 seconds after everyone else in order to avoid buying the first round.xx(
    I thought half wheeling was sitting just behind someone with your front wheel overlapping their back wheel, which is a big no no since it allows them no room to avoid potholes etc.
     
  5. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Its the first one. A cardinal sin too.
     
  6. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Supposed to be a head messer as far as I know someone just putting themselves in front of you and holding that position.
     
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Now I know, agree that it's something not to be done as it's dangerous for all concerned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Whichever it is, it seems we're all agreed that it's something to be avoided.
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    'Half-wheeling' is a term that was once dealt to me yet i couldnt work it out: though it was the only thing I could do, upon realising what it meant, to stay with the person...in other words 'find pace everyones capable and happy with.

    Some people dont realise the rconsquences of their speed when with other/s - back then I was very respecting of others - now I just tell them straight or teach them a cycling lesson.
     
  10. Half-wheelers are Complete Bastards. End of.
    These are the people who just coast along in front of you, and when you attempt to draw level, they push it just a little bit more.
    This state of affairs continues until they nail your hat on.
    Like I said. Complete Bastards. :smile:
     
  11. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Never heard of it before.
     
  12. Saddle bum

    Saddle bum Über Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Half-wheeling is the noxious habit some tossers have of constantly riding so as their front axel is in line with your front tyre. It means you're constantly bouncing forward to get in line. It can end up several ways:

    An almighty tear up with the offender being given a good going over by the rest.
    A bidon full of energy drink down the back.
    Getting a free ride by holding onto his seat pillar until he cottons on.
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    It seems there is more than one school of thought over this one, so I'm still not sure what it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    I've heard people say Hodgey is a "half wheeler" and he likes to put his wheel in front of Tone to wind his speed up even though Tone's happy at his current pace. So I would go along with those that say aye.

    It sounds like Hodgey is a very bad man. :biggrin::smile:xx(

    He's offered to do it to me and even his wife says he's good at it.


    On the ride today folk were described as "halfwheelers" for doing what RT describes, as in staying that far up on your back wheel as to make life uncomfortable. But it's not what Hodgey does, so while annoying and possibly dangerous it might not be what is meant.
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Hi Tony! :biggrin:

    Slow day on VR? :smile: