Slowin it up.
I've read about and seen it but I've always wondered how much energy you save by drafting. When watching competition cycling they talk about it like it decides races. So is it really that great?
1-2 feet is good. I get between an inch and 6 feet. With wind, terrain and the number of riders, it's impossible to stay a constant distance from the wheel in front of you. One inch is too close; I'll drift to the side or sit up to slow myself to keep from touching wheels. Six feet is too far; I'll speed up a little to close the gap. Once the gap gets too big, it's hard to get back on a wheel.Depends on how fast you are going, but I'm thinkin about 1-2 feet off the back wheel of the bike in front....
Some of you who ride in groups, what do you think?