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Old 08-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
the tyre is squishing it away thru the sipes on the tyre...parting water from between the blocks & sipes to the sides of the tyres takes energy, which is resistance.
And don't forget the non-trivial amount of energy required to pick up some of that water and "throw" it away from the tires.

I recall reading a calculation someone made on the volume (mass) involved, and it was surprisingly large.

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