During our post ride discussions I mentioned to my stoker that it seemed that we were riding against the wind for most of the ride. It got me to thinking, when on singles and in a line, the guy second in line is riding in the slipstream and is not working as hard as the leader.
Does this same criteria apply to the stoker?
On one hand it does as the stoker is not feeling the brunt nor is pushing aside "the wind". On the otherhand, the stoker is propelling the same amount of "metal" as the captian and would therefor be exerting the same amount of work.