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    Toughest landscaper's trailers you've drafted

    A while ago there was a landscaper's truck doing probably 25 in a 35 zone, with a line of cars behind it. Rather than continue to swerve around motorists poking out from side streets, I got behind it and pedaled. There was brief moment of terror when he signaled right, but when I was done I had a PR.

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    I don't know about toughest but the most unpleasant was definitely a wagon full of pig $hit on a hot August day in Quebec.

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    there I was, on the Bonneville Salt flats...



    If you need a landscaper quick, I recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    there I was, on the Bonneville Salt flats...



    If you need a landscaper quick, I recommend them.
    But only made it to 4th place on the KOM/QOM for the Strava segment.

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    Would a concrete truck count? Dead flat 1 mile stretch in a residential type neighborhood at 5:30 in the morning, ended up being a PR and a KOM.

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    Drafting for a KOM might as well use a bike with a motor.

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    It wasn't a landscaper's trailer, but years ago two friends and I caught up to a farm truck pulling a trailer with a large tank on it. We all were able to draft side by side (by side) behind it at a leisurely 20mph for a mile or so before we noticed that we were getting spots on our faces and jerseys. The damn tank was dripping diesel fuel and we were catching it... worst draft ever!
    Life is short... enjoy the ride.

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    It wasn't a landscapers trailer and I wasn't on a bike but I was driving on the expressway a couple of car lengths behind a truck pulling a trailer piled too high, and probably overloaded, with bricks. That trailer went into a shimmy and those bricks started flopping back and forth and I didn't know if they were going to flip the trailer or explode off the trailer. I checked my mirrors and saw it was clear behind me and stopped right there. As soon as he slowed, got control, and pulled over I accelerated and passed as fast as I could.

    One of the scarier things I've seen.
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