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Old 09-04-04, 03:42 PM
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Tis true. On a flat road, the second rider uses up to 30% less energy to maintain the same speed as the leader. The 3rd uses up to 35% less. Even the pacer gets a residual benefit - like 5% or so - from the effect of having somebody on his wheel. Apparently it effects the downdraft behind the pacer's head.

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