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Aug
24
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
@Pete: What would you do? I guess just go by your own speed, and if it happens to match his speed then keep a little courtesy distance instead of drafting.
Aug
24
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
added link to bike
Aug
21
comment Is it considered rude to draft other random cyclists?
Your shopping bag comparison is unfair: drafting someone does not cost that person any energy. Other issues are more relevant, like safety and personal space.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Re: drafting really close, I'd never go closer than 1m distance, let alone overlapping (unless the one in front is my twin brother; the only person I'd trust that much). Because I'm riding a regular bike, I am not bent over as much and can easily see what's going on ahead, except perhaps a fast squirrel close by.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
What does "cat 6" mean?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Added small question.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Thanks Rory - how do you start tailing, or how do others approach you before they tail you? Do they silently follow you, and wait for you to discover them?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Added small question.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Thank you. When you say annoying: does being tailed actually cost you more effort than if you were going alone? Or do you mean you'd have appreciated taking turns?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
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Aug
21
asked Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Sep
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Aug
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May
23
comment Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
This works well in combination with Chad's neck pillow. As you said, moving the torso slighty forward allows more room for the head to lean back behind its equilibrium.
May
23
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May
23
comment Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
Yes, this works very well, but only when placed with the opening in the neck. That way, the chin is resting on the top surface of the cushion, so it's comfortable and doesn't restrict breathing.
May
23
accepted Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
May
14
awarded  Self-Learner
May
10
comment Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
Aha, so it really is a "foreheadrest"! Thanks for clearing that up. I've never seen that in the world around me. It doesn't sound all that comfortable; will the child really sleep through any road bumps (I mean bad surface rather than just soft speed bumps)? Is this even safe to use when there are road bumps? I'd be concerned about jolts to the head, since that handlebar is mounted on the bike frame and not on the (slightly suspended) child seat.
May
9
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