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I read an article about Robby McEwen this weekend and he talked about being in someone's wheel. I'm still a newbe in racing and think I understand being on someones wheel but is that different than being in someones wheel.
 

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megmarc said:
I read an article about Robby McEwen this weekend and he talked about being in someone's wheel. I'm still a newbe in racing and think I understand being on someones wheel but is that different than being in someones wheel.
No, it's used interchangeably. You'll often hear riders say something like "I was in the wheels all day so I had an easy time of it". Like being "in" or "on" form, you'll hear both.
 

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"In the wheels" is used all the time, especially, it seems, by sprinters. "I was in the wheels and trying to get out, but he was trying to get in at the same time, and we crashed." that sort of thing.
 

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Dwayne Barry said:
No, it's used interchangeably. You'll often hear riders say something like "I was in the wheels all day so I had an easy time of it".
Hmm, guess I'll have to file that in the old You Learn Something Every Day drawer. Never heard "in" said (or if I did, I didn't catch it).
 

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megmarc said:
I read an article about Robby McEwen this weekend and he talked about being in someone's wheel. I'm still a newbe in racing and think I understand being on someones wheel but is that different than being in someones wheel.
Maybe McEwen's Aussie accent makes sound of the word "on" sound like the word "in"?
 
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