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.
I tend not to get too close to riders I don't know, it takes a bit of trust and learning about how people ride to feel comfortable. I think if you need to pass you've just got to wait and put your foot down when the time is ready.
So I guess I feel the reverse as well that I don't feel comfortable with people on my wheel. It's not that I am doing all the work but what if they crash into me. It puts responsibility on me to have to signal for road debris etc.
He got upset, he just lost a Cat 6 race with you :)
what were you and he dressed/riding so we can tally the points :)
Opportunity lost on his part to make a new cycling buddy if you ask me. If he managed to catch up to you he could have pulled out and rode alongside of you and had a friendly chat.
So why didn't you do the same to him when you originally passed him. Might have prevented the whole episode ? Just asking !
chuckle… if I slowed to chat with everyone I'd never get home…
Anyway, I nodded as I passed him, then indicated I was moving back over once I was past. What more does he want? An invite to tea?
:-) sounds like the guy owns that seaview rd!!!
Sounds like the guy you passed is the one with the bad etiquette... Nout wrong with passing someone going slower.