I took a short 20 mile ride down to CSUS/Guy West Bridge last night and was in a draft almost the whole time on the bike trail. That almost never happens as I am either too fast or too slow.
On the way to CSUS I got passed and bridged up to grab the wheel of a rider. We traded off a few miles later and I pulled him until he turned off and went over the bridge onto campus. Not a blistering pace, but the wind was in our faces, so 22-23 was solid.
Turning around and heading home after a 10 min break, a couple of guys blew past me just after I hit the bottom of the ramp. I was able to bridge up and had a great draft in the 23-25mph range. As the leader tired I bridged up to his tail-gunner (discovered later these guys were not together) and then sat up to give the trailer a better draft.
A half mile or so before Watt Ave the locomotive stood and sprinted. I went with him and looking at the Garmin trace, looks like we pushed it up to ~ 30mph before he unexpectedly peeled off. The trailer moved up and we stayed together until I peeled off.
That's fun riding!
4 months ago