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SactoDoug
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Wheel Sucker Rant

I ride about 10 miles on a dedicated bike path every day, 5 miles each way. About twice a week I run into this guy on the bike trail. I end up passing him since he is cruising at about 19 mph and I am cruising 20-21 mph. It never fails, this guy then get on my rear wheel and just drafts off of me for the next four miles. He never asks permission, say thanks or anything. I am a little worried that one day I will have to slam on my brakes when an animal runs across the path and he is going to rear-end me.

I am not sure what I need to do. If I try to drop him, I hurt myself for the other three days that I commute. I can't stop and wait for long because I have to be home in time for my wife to get to her night job. I guess I will just have to live with it.
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