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comment How to prevent drafting?
@MasonWheeler - welcome to bicycles.se. Since you replied to the answer, I assume you are referring to my comment on brake checking during a competition. Drafting is common, expected, and legal in road bicycle racing (it makes bicycle racing very dynamic). Drafting is also common on club and group rides. Sometime people carry this over into transportation cycling (e.g., commuting), where there is no strict consensus on the subject. Finally, being "provoked" is a choice, as I stated in previous comments there are plenty of discourage the practice without resorting to extreme behaviour.
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@SeldomNeedy - This could be semantics, but to me "zig-zagging" means no pause between direction changes. You could just return yourself to your original position where you are again providing a draft. Zig or zag and surge, then wait to see if the drafter follows, then initiate another zig/zag surge if needed.
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comment Are Shimano Claris brifters compatible with 90's Shimano 600 parts?
I thought all shimano derailleurs <= 9 speeds (mtn or road) had the same pull ratio of 1.7, making them all interchangeable.
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@BlamBlamBlam a less dangerous way to remove uninvited drafters is to slow your pace, sit up up right and wave them through. Most will look sheepish and then ride on their own... Then attack!
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@Abe - yes real competition can be decisively hostile, but the OP was asking for strategies for a friendly competition with a co-worker, so I thought it was best to keep the suggestions more friendly.
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@altomnr (+1) yes, another good tactic. I added it to the surge attacks section. Thank you for the reminder, I thought of this one briefly then forgot.
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@BlamBlamBlam - The only situation where I think brake-checking could be considered acceptable is in mountain biking on a climb when someone is deliberately buzzing your rear tire with their front tire.
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