The Perfect Draft


It was the perfect day for a long ride. The cyclists clicked in and took off at a reasonable pace. The lead was a strong cyclist so he never minded pulling the group. Today was like most days. Not much flat, lots of hills, and something a little different. Today they were on the  logging road- not only hilly but shady for a mid-day ride.  The perfect situation presented itself – a logging truck pulled out from a diner. The group sprinted to catch what looked like a great ride.

“Sweet” you could hear all the way down the line. The other thought, in their minds, ” hope this guy stays off the brakes maybe one of us should tell him we are right on his rear.” One of the group had a near mishap recently when she was drafting off a truck. “One of the risks of drafting” – she shook her head and smiled.

The truck driver looked in his rear view mirror and smiled this wasn’t the first group of cyclists but perhaps the largest that had drafted off  him. The car behind the cyclists shook his head; “they look like a bunch of ducks following behind their mama.” The driver was impressed these guys are clipping along at a good pace – not bad. The group managed to stick with the truck all the way up the winding mountain road. When they got to the top, they stopped for a water break and were surprised when the trucker pulled over.

“Hey you kids did a good job keeping up with me. I was thinking of slowing down but I didn’t need to.”

“Thanks – that was an awesome draft one of the cyclists chimed in.”

” It made for an enjoyable ride,” said another.   The team smiled  as the trucker  got into the cab. “Anytime” he waved. That Saturday was the beginning of many drafts when a trucker named Sam and a cycling group met up at the top of a hill. Sometimes when Sam would try to pay for his meal at the diner, the waitress would show him a note and smile. “Thanks for the perfect draft .”

 

 

 

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Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

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