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    drafted off of 2 large city buses and van

    Wow, I really didn't think drafting off of other vehicles mattered that much, but I got up to 39.4 mph on my touring bike drafting off of a double-length city bus to my left, a city bus in front of me, and a van to the right. What a rush! How fast have you guys gone drafting off of other vehicles?

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    It's a rush alright, but lack of vision is a problem when a pothole decides to make an appearance.

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    I've gotten up to 72mph going downhill drafting a mini-van. Visibility isn't a problem because you look through the back window and front windshield so you can see everything ahead. You also don't have to be directly behind the car, just 1-foot to the right of it will still give a good draft and you'll clearly see the road ahead.

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    50 mph, behind a Porsche 911, we both had a very fun ride down a very smooth hill.
    I drafted a city bus once, the deisel fumes comming out of the tail pipe almost killed me.

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    I occasionally draft mini vans, SUV and such. Not so much for speed, but for the rest.
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    just today i grabbed onto a city buss and went for a nice free ride .. i was cruising , about 49.1 kph .
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    You guys are not going to get much sympathy from me if you ever get killed drafting motor vehicles.

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    Its dangerous folks....but you knew that ;-)
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    I let cyclists draft me on my motorcycle ... Derny is me.
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    I was biking on a decently windy day, 50 km/h headwind. Fortunately, I caught up to a tractor, and drafting behind it was awesome. Unfortunately, it was going too slow. However, it was going faster than me while not drafting. So, if I stay behind him, I go too slow. If I try to pass him, I'll go too slow because of the winds.

    Decisions, decisions...

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    Wow! I've been chasing after dump trucks (long story...) but I've never considered drafting behind one...well, maybe..

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    Sooooo fast my tyres melted and I was vapourised

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    Ford Escape or Mazda Tribute (same vehicle, actually) is great for drafting b/c you can see right through. Same with a Honda CR-V or Toyota Rav.

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