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How to Draft Like a Pro from GCN – One of the More Important Lessons a New Cyclist can Learn…

I’ll embed the video toward the end of the post, but a few words first.  If there’s anything that can screw up a group ride it’s a cyclist who lacks skill and forethought on a ride.  I’ve gotten into the math before but when you consider that in a fast group you’re traveling at 30′ to 40′ per second, there isn’t much room for error.

Enter the GCN video “How to Draft Like a Pro”.  At 4:06 into the clip they get into how to ride when you have someone on your wheel.  The best bit starts around 4:15 when they illustrate how to, and how not to get out of the saddle when you have someone on your wheel.

All too often I see cycling rookies pull their bike back to pedal whilst out of the saddle.  This is bad.  Don’t do it.  Stop IT! 


The idea is not to make the person riding behind you have a heart attack whilst you’re out for a fun afternoon in the saddle!  Anyway, rather than me blathering on about it, give the video a watch and you’ll be able to see the right way and the wrong way – and you’ll be able to see, clearly, how dangerous the wrong way is.