wobbly man wrote:
Your train sounds a little "express" for me. Great idea, but I am more "freight" train like in my commute
You never know until you try.
The worst that can happen is that we ride too fast and you take the usual time getting into town - or, the draft we provide is significant enough for you to get some real speed on - however, I highly recommend that you be very familiar with the road surface along the nepean prior to sucking wheel so that there are no surprises.
Remember, the worst part about drafting a train is those damn railway sleepers
And we'll only go really fast if we're reasonably confident that you can hang on (within reason).
I rolled off from the lights this morning behind what I thought was 2 flatbar roadies...so I let them roll off and thought I'd catch them easily a bit later once the legs had warmed up - I didn't realise that the small woman on the front was in fact riding a TT bike with those token handlebars for low speed work and she took off like a cut cat. The bloke behind her was on a flatbar roadie though and he was doing well to keep in touch...the initial speed along from South to Dendy was around the 44kmh mark and then it boosted to 50kmh thru to Bay St and then the power seemed to wash off and it was a more sedate 38kmh to Glenhuntly. I took over the front from there and those two disappeared somewhere from there to Carlisle.