Last Thursday evening I caught up with a cyclist heading north along Seaview Rd out of Henley Beach. He was going slightly slower than I wanted, so after sitting on his wheel for a short time I passed him.
About 500m later I turned right onto Granges Rd. He had been sitting on my wheel, and proceeded to give me a mouthful 'what's the point, why not just sit on my wheel instead of passing'. He got a bit upset about it.
So I'm wondering if I did the wrong thing? I would have stayed on his wheel if it had only been 100m or so, I thought 500m was enough not to have to slow to his speed?
If I did the wrong thing apologies to whoever you are…
Please let me know what you think.
Oh my god someones on my back wheel....they MUST be following me!!!! Why are they following me???
He's a dick with nothing better to do except ride along seaview road. Don't worry about it. Any pro/elite/a grader wouldn't worry about what you did, and you were certainly not doing anything wrong.
It's up to the following rider to leave a bit of following distance if they don't want to follow closely!
Sorry for a silly question, but what is the meaning of "sitting on wheel"?
Is it meaning following or slip streaming?
That's it - Riding tight and close. We call it "draughting" up here.
that is really funny... I can not see that you did anything wrong... the only thing I can see that could cause problems if he was on carbon and you where on steel :)
I was riding my 1998 Giant old-school carbon commuter, does that qualify? :-)
hahahaha...well apparently not to him it doesn't... he probably reckons real carbon was only invented 2 years ago, the day he slipped into his first pair on nicks ;)
All i can say is people are strange :)
Maybe we could stalk this guy and then do a flash mob around him, all draft him for a while and then pass him one by one while asking him if he wouldn't mind riding a bit faster
BAHAHAHA that would be so Awesome :D TimB