Drafting on Shahrah-e-Faisal

In the recent few days I have been preoccupied with watching the day-to-day competition at the Tour de France and with time have slowly understood the cycling terminologies, today morning when going to work I saw this lone cyclist Drafting / Slip Streaming behind this water tanker staying in this protected position for a gentle ride uptown. On one occasion I even got to see the cyclist latch his hand onto the tail bumper and take a gentle tug for a few hundred meters. I suspect he had a long journey and remained at the mercy of this gentle giant to conserve his energy

7 Comments so far

  1. SS (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 3:39 am

    Moran is following Malikul Maut, and when God forbid in case of a mishap, the blame will go the Tanker Driver.

  2. Raza (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:44 am

    I’ll tell you what … I’ve seen that guy a couple of times myself on shara e faisal at totally different times of the day ! The odd thing is that he always drives in the middle lane, in between cars and bikes!

  3. br0ke (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    if i was that tanker driver i would have increased my speed to 50 and the suddenly jam the breaks……. eill be effing hilarious…..

  4. Jamash (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    I think he has been trying to unsuccessfully commit suicide ….
    Seriously the kind of traffic we have on our roads these days leaves no place for a cyclist to ride on these roads, and certainly not in the centre lane… :P

  5. JAY (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    That reminds me of my childhood when i saw the movie Back To The Future when it was aired on NTM i believe. The scene in which M.J.Fox does that trick and grabs the back of a truck while he is on his skateboard and takes a fancy ride. While i was with my friends on our “bicycles” i tried the same thing with a suzuki pick up ….
    well i still remember grabing the back of it BUT WITH BOTH HANDS. Yes, that was STUPID who the hell is going to control the bike. Then what, DHAR im on the road bike on top of me. Blood all around… So why dont somebody go and tell this guy to get is butt off that truck.

  6. Syed Johny (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    well this brings back memories :)

    well!! I used to do the same! when I used to cycle !! I used to grab the outer pole of the mini busses for a push ! :)

    tooo bad ! I dont get time nor have any tasks to do the cycling now !

  7. Syed Johny (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    @ JAV! the practice is done by one hand!! not both !!! :P

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