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Now THAT is a Draft!

I just completed my quick little ride to work on the single speed, and managed to draft a tanker truck almost the whole way!

I realize this is probably not safe, and I’m not recommending it. Don’t let your kids do it.  Heck, don’t do it yourself; I probably shouldn’t. However, it’s a hell of a thrill, and makes the commute interesting!

It was an ideal draft, as it was a tanker truck with a ‘hollow’ section below the tank, meaning I could sit behind his wheel and still have a very open view of the road ahead. He also had a nice solid mudflap taller than my wheel that I could tuck in behind. Sweet! I barely pedaled for a solid 1.5 kms! Also, the last few block of Gore St. are brand new smooth pavement, so I had no potholes and cracks to worry about!

What a great way to start off my day! How is yours going? What makes you smile in the morning?

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Comment from Michael Leverett Dorn
Time October 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

Darren:
Great to hook up through G+
It was a particularly lovely morning today on Long Island. My wife was driving so I had the opportunity to shoot out the window. Love the street names out here: Old Town Road; Lower Sheep Pasture; Gnarled Hollow Road. Had to navigate a road repaving project on Sheep Pasture and the exhaust from a backfiring beatup Mustang at Nichols Road.
Check out the photos on flickr.
http://flickr.com/mdorn

Comment from darrencope
Time October 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

Very nice Michael! Some great shots! Aside from the backfiring Mustang, it sounds like a great morning! Would have been better on the bike though!

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