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Suckin' the fumes of a phalanx of motorbikes?(4 posts)

Suckin' the fumes of a phalanx of motorbikes?E3
Jul 21, 2001 4:44 PM
Watching the mountain stages, I'm staggered by the humanity lining the roads and the proximity of the motorbikes. I suppose that the riders get used to the closeness of the crowd, and it's amazing there aren't more mishaps.

Mostly, I wonder about sucking the fumes of the motorbikes. Several of them are always leading the riders, especially the leader, by mere feet.

I can't help but wonder if the riders ever get irritated from breathing this stuff, but have no choice but to put up with it. Or is it a non-issue?
No to mention the three helicopers over you for 5-6 hours...Bruno S
Jul 21, 2001 8:05 PM
it must be madenning.
ExhaustDave Woof
Jul 23, 2001 9:36 AM
I've been behind a few officials' motorcycles in a few races. SUCKS is the operative word here. Gulping down exhaust while climbing and gasping for breath is really awful.
Lance Trained for This.....SquidFishus
Jul 23, 2001 6:44 PM
Every night for three hours he locks himself in the garage with the car engine running....man that guy is tough....