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Old 02-28-10, 11:18 PM
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TT through Long Beach?

I saw a guy on a red TT/Tri bike (Trek Equinox?) wearing some kind of team kit and an aero helmet moving pretty fast down PCH through Long Beach today. The interesting part was that he was being escorted by a guy on a big, black, Harley-type motorcycle. Does anyone have any idea what this was all about? It seems like sucking on all that exhaust would get old real quick.
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I think I saw the same guy in Newport Beach yesterday morning, a little after 6:30am. He was heading north towards Long Beach. Actually, when I saw them, the cyclists and his escort were pulled over on the side of the road talking. Then the cyclist took off, shortly followed by his escort. At first I thought the guy on the motorcycle was LE.
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Originally Posted by jellis
It seems like sucking on all that exhaust would get old real quick.
Harleys may be overweight, underpowered and overpriced, but one advantage they have is the mufflers are mounted down low where they will scrape against the pavement in turns, but keep the flow of exhaust well below any drafting cyclist's intake stream.
And their dearth of horsepower probably makes them easier to draft as well. Win-win.
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