Wayback Machine 1935: Drafting Works

We have mentioned before that "drafting," or getting right in behind a truck, does save fuel for the car (or bike) behind, but at great risk of death and dismemberment. Here is proof from 1936, where a bicyclist got up to 100 MPH drafting behind a specially equipped car that fortunately was on a closed track and did not jam on the brakes. Oh, oh, looks like he is on a fixie, too. ::Modern Mechanix

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