Tanjor vs Burley Trailer speed trials

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Ron Hardin, Apr 3, 2003.

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    I did some _alternating_ runs with the Tanjor http://www.lodrag.com cargo trailer and Burley Lite
    trailer, each containing an 80 lb Doberman (same one), more or less into a strong wind aptly
    described by the weather bureau as ``breezy conditions.'' Flat terrain.

    I tried to work equally hard in each run, and noted the GPS average speed for each trip (.72 miles)

    Tanjor 11.9 mph Burley 11.4 mph Tanjor 12.7 mph Burley 12.2 mph Tanjor 13.3 mph Burley 12.1 mph
    Tanjor 13.0 mph Burley 12.9 mph Tanjor 12.9 mph Burley 11.9 mph Tanjor 12.9 mph

    Note there's one more Tajor run, and that centers the averages against a linear secular change in
    wind conditions.

    The averages are Tanjor 12.78 mph Burley 12.10 mph

    One final run without dog or trailer, same work: 15.4 mph

    The overall impression is of a bigger difference between trailers than the numbers suggest but
    them's the numbers.

    I'd summarize the subjective impression as you can run in one gear higher with the Tanjor, which I
    guess matches the numbers; and seems like a big difference on the road.
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    The Doberman was very eager to get aboard each new trailer, apparently really getting into the plan,
    whatever the plan was. Her part in it was clear to her.
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