According to Wikipedia, "drafting" or "slipstreaming" is "a technique where two vehicles or other moving objects are caused to align in a close group, reducing the overall effect of drag due to exploiting the lead object's slipstream."
And here's the good part. The definition goes on, "Especially when high speeds are involved, as in motor racing and cycling, drafting can significantly reduce the paceline's energy expenditure required...more
I was sent a video that truly inspired me to ask the question – What are we not capable of? In the video, it shows a cyclist performing what use to be unimaginable stunts. Stunts that once would have been considered physically impossible or too dangerous to attempt. Yet, here is this rider doing things that stretches our reality, imagination, curiosity and sense of boundaries. And it begs the question as to what will we be doing, seeing,...more
I was reading a very good book the other day, “The Advantage Maker”, by Steven Feinberg, Ph.D., and it told a story of two people standing at an eighth floor window watching a commuting motorist attempt to bypass traffic by taking side streets. Although doing quite well and making considerable progress compared to those on the freeway, the motorist eventually made an ill-fated left turn on to a street that was backed up due to construction....more