Old 05-27-07, 07:41 PM
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Can he ride at all? It only takes about 5 lbs of pull to keep someone in motion at a given speed. So, if he can get up to your cruising speed, you can pull him with a thin rope with very little effort.

A very clever bicyclist and bicycle science author by the name of Jim Papadopolis showed me this trick. He carries about 20 feet of butcher's twine in his pocket on long group rides. He then hands one end of the twine to exhasted rear stragglers and tows them for miles to the finish. I was impressed when he showed me this as one of his many fascinating bicycle tricks.
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