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Old 05-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #28684
Aurelius
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Uninvited drafting

On my last two rides, I noticed a couple of cyclists slipping into position right behind me, close enough that I could barely see them any longer. I was traveling at a fairly high speed, so I assume they were drafting. Personally I couldn't care less if another rider hopes to save himself a few watts of energy that way, but it creates a dangerous situation if the rider in front doesn't realize there's anyone behind him. I mentioned this to a couple of friends who used to race, and they tell me it's not uncommon, referring to those who do it as "wheel suckers". Has anybody else in other parts of the country noticed this sort of thing?
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