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Old 01-25-07, 06:42 PM
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Rice Valley Tandem Rally

Coming up on Feb. 11th, The Rice Valley Tandem Rally.

Anyone planning on doing this one? I'm not riding a tandem, but I'll be there. Evidently wheel-suckers are welcome.

I did it last year, and it is a flat, scenic ride, and a good choice for "1st" century of the new season. I'm planning on going unless the weather is crap - see you there!!
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I'll be looking for rides like this next year when my muscles have become conditioned to my new bike.
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um... what's a wheel sucker?
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Originally Posted by SkyeC
um... what's a wheel sucker?
When you grab someone's wheel and draft without taking a turn at pulling, you're a wheel-sucker. Since this ride is a tandem rally, us singles are more or less going to be wheel-suckers. At least, if we're smart......

Last year on this ride, I was cruising along at about 16mph all by myself and was overtaken by 4 tandem's in a pack. Without any additional effort on my part, my cruising speed went up to 19mph. I've been in a pace line or two in my time, but I never got sucked up in a vacuum like that in my life.

It was a very pleasant 10 miles.
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