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Drafted by a tractor today!

SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
edited February 2011 in Commuting chat
Yup, not drafted behind one, had one take a tow from me for about 1 1/2 miles on the way into work the cheeky sod.

I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?
FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

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  • You mean you weren't able to scalp him? What is the FCN of a tractor anyway?
    SimonAH wrote:
    I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?

    Not subsidised but no/reduced duty/tax.

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  • kelsenkelsen Posts: 2,003
    He was obviously checking out yer censored
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    Underscore wrote:
    You mean you weren't able to scalp him?

    No Underscore, the tractor couldn't overtake SimonAH

    Its hard to work out the FCN of a tractor. The only thing I can say for certain is that it is on knobblies!
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,313 Lives Here
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Underscore wrote:
    You mean you weren't able to scalp him?

    No Underscore, the tractor couldn't overtake SimonAH

    Its hard to work out the FCN of a tractor. The only thing I can say for certain is that it is on knobblies!

    No suspension though...
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Just don't draft tractors towing a big trailer of fresh manure - me and a mate took advantage of a high speed tow (25-30 mph) - but soon realised it was a mistake... stunk like a cow shed upon arriving home.
  • hmbadgerhmbadger Posts: 181
    SimonAH wrote:
    Yup, not drafted behind one, had one take a tow from me for about 1 1/2 miles on the way into work the cheeky sod.

    I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?

    A tractor isn't going to get much of a tow from a cyclist!
  • hmbadger wrote:
    SimonAH wrote:
    Yup, not drafted behind one, had one take a tow from me for about 1 1/2 miles on the way into work the cheeky sod.

    I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?

    A tractor isn't going to get much of a tow from a cyclist!
    Depends how wide the cyclist is ...
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    hmbadger wrote:
    SimonAH wrote:
    Yup, not drafted behind one, had one take a tow from me for about 1 1/2 miles on the way into work the cheeky sod.

    I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?

    A tractor isn't going to get much of a tow from a cyclist!

    Irony means "a bit like iron"
    FCN 5 belt driven fixie for city bits
    CAADX 105 beastie for bumpy bits
    Litespeed L3 for Strava bits

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    hmbadger wrote:
    SimonAH wrote:
    Yup, not drafted behind one, had one take a tow from me for about 1 1/2 miles on the way into work the cheeky sod.

    I know diesel is at it's most expensive for years but I thought those guys run on subsidised fuel anyway?

    A tractor isn't going to get much of a tow from a cyclist!
    Depends how wide the cyclist is ...

    ...and/or how fast the cyclist is going. A 200mph cyclist would leave a 'hole in the air' big enough for a tractor to benefit.

















    Briefly.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
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