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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    Plumber by trade?
    Nah, that guy in the picture would be a wannabe plumber. The real plumber would wear this.

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    It's never happened to me. No-one has ever been good enough to draft off me. I'm always riding new(ish) wheels and doncha know that new wheels are always faster than old wheels? I mean your average jumps like 2mph eh? They spin up faster and roll better. Sayonara bike-breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    What correlation coefficient do they use with your power numbers?
    Plus 20% seems realistic; my 200=their 240, my 250=their 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremerradkurier View Post
    Plus 20% seems realistic; my 200=their 240, my 250=their 300.
    Depending on the drag coef of each rider, I believe the % diff is a bit higher for equivalently sized riders with same position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalGuy View Post
    When a stranger rides up behind you but doesn't want to pass you just how far back behind you should they stay to be "OK."
    I can only speak for myself...I stay behind far enough that they can't hear me or see me if they say turn to look over their shoulder for a car. So, maybe 10-15 bike lengths. Just guessing.

    It happens often to me that when riding solo (any wanting to stay solo) I'll be gaining on a rider very slowly. So slowly that if we each stayed at the current effort it would take say 10 seconds to fully pass. I can almost guarantee every rider would naturally speed up just like when you're passing a car on the freeway. They almost do it with out realizing it. So...to avoid this uncomfortable situation (for me) I either linger way back or when I get closer speed up enough to pass much quicker.

    When the situation is reversed and the overtaking rider doesn't pass me all that quickly I let up a bit to make it easier for the guy/girl to overtake. If they want to chat I stay with them for a bit then fall off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puke N Hurl View Post
    if I don’t know you are back that [sic] and blow snot, you are getting it in the face (I chew tobacco, btw, so you could get that too.
    that sounds ******* nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    . . . does this I might do something nasty (generally blow my nose or spit), . . .
    LOl. . That's one of my techniques. I absolutely despise idiots who get on my wheel. I don't group ride or anything as I'm pretty much a happy loaner. I ride for the zen experience, fresh air and exercise. No social aspect to it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    LOl. . That's one of my techniques. I absolutely despise idiots who get on my wheel. I don't group ride or anything as I'm pretty much a happy loaner. I ride for the zen experience, fresh air and exercise. No social aspect to it for me.
    This forum really underscores the difference in personality of those that share the same passion for cycling. For example, I like riding with others and enjoy the social aspect of meeting others on the road. And then, as pointed out in this thread, there are many who don't want to talk to anybody on the road.
    People are diverse is the takeaway even enjoying the same hobby.
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    Yes... unannounced passengers... I hate them to... Either announce yourself or get off my wheel... if you can pass me good... if you can't? Follow me from a football field behind and get off my wheel sucka...
    Last edited by 1500SLR; 10-09-2018 at 04:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    In bold...shocker...lol.
    That long ban apparently didn't teach you anything. Try to be nice for a change. It other words, fake it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    That long ban apparently didn't teach you anything. Try to be nice for a change. It other words, fake it.
    Are you gonna tattle on him again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1500SLR View Post
    Yes... unannounced passengers... I hate them to... Either announce yourself or get off my wheel... if you can pass me good... if you can't? Follow me from a football field behind and get off my wheel sucka...
    what a tool.

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    If you can ride like this nun, no issue with drafters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    Are you gonna tattle on him again ?
    You betcha!

    Quote Originally Posted by factory feel View Post
    what a tool.
    As usual, you have nothing useful to add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    What it is ff.

    You have to ask how anti social people are created. A lifetime of negative reinforcement...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11spd View Post
    Depending on the drag coef of each rider, I believe the % diff is a bit higher for equivalently sized riders with same position.
    THats not correlation coefficient.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningman10000 View Post
    He's back! Thread destroyer!
    Ad revenue must be suffering.
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