me, thinking out loud…

Drafting

2010-08-07 Sat 13:14

Drafting behind trucks (when cycling) could be a great energy saver. I came across this idea when reading up a blog post by a cyclist.

The idea is similar to birds flying in a V-shape to get a greater lift. While drafting, the goal is to reduce the drag force.

Pacelines in cycling races are formed precisely for this reason. This page has a short summary of what drafting is all about.

Should be trying this out, the next time around.

Comments on: "Drafting" (4)

  1. Kartik Krovvidi said:

    I am guessing trucks have better braking systems. So be careful. Only draft, don’t draft and crash.

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