My commute to work has about 5 miles on highway where the speed limit goes up to 60 and most people drive 70+
I have ridden my moped to work for the last couple days and noticed that if a car passes me, I get a decent bump in speed. If a pack of 3, or more, cars goes by, I get air blocking up to 55-ish mph as long as the disturbance holds out. I can’t keep up and the traffic is really sparse out here.
If you live somewhere that has steady highway traffic, I would imagine this drafting would allow a moped to be geared higher and get sucked along at 60+ very easily.
Does anyone else draft on purpose to get where you’re going faster?
I’m not riding bumpers either, the effect works for a long distance. Like a strong tailwind.