#2835: Pushield

I’ve been watching documentaries about people trying to break the land speed record for bicycles. There is an event where they can slipstream a powered vehicle.

The airflow (blue) passes around a vertical plate (green) on a vehicle and vortices then swirl around the back of the rider.

This greatly lessens the effort required.

Today’s invention is a large back shield (red) which acts as a sail which is intermittently hit by the vortices and thus provides even greater forward thrust on the rider.

This would work best when attached firmly to the bike itself.

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