Same here, and not just through pedalling.Samuel D wrote:I can’t count the number of people I drifted away from ...........
An example, and there have been plenty.
I was cycling with an End2Ender a few years ago and we turned off the main road onto a minor one. We chatted as we rode along.
I was freewheeling, and he had to keep up by pedalling. I put that down to my having faster tyres and wheels than his as we were similar sizes and weights.
Conversely, I was cycling with another End2Ender heading west on the old A30. He was the first rider that didn't need to pedal to keep up with me. Therefore bikes and efficiency vary.
BTW, there's no way you can freewheel at 40mph down the A390 heading west into the valley. It's a steady 8% (I think) for a mile.