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road etiquette(8 posts)

road etiquette4daac
Apr 10, 2001 6:20 PM
i am new to road riding and have been doing all solo rides. today on my after work ride, another rider rode up next to me and just stared at me. i said hi and he pedaled ahead of me without acknowledging me. he was not riding faster than me, so i just sat on his wheel until he turned off of my route.

should he have passed me if he was slower? is it ok to draft someone in this situation? any insight would be great...
Some people just don't get it...NMbiknben
Apr 10, 2001 6:44 PM
response to ben4daac
Apr 10, 2001 6:50 PM
lucky for us, idiots like you will never help us to be enlighten
I meant the other guy...Not YOUbiknben
Apr 11, 2001 4:01 PM
Here's what I think. He's a little new to the sport. He saw you ahead of him and got a burst of adrenaline and caught up to you. I have no idea how another rider could ride by someone and not say a friendly "Hello". Once he went by he was too tired to continue his pace and had to slow down.

When I said "Some people just don't get it" I was referring to the comraderie and fellowship amongst fellow cyclist. It seems as if HE doesn't feel the same way WE do.
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re: road etiquetteMade in Taiwan
Apr 10, 2001 10:18 PM
maybe he really had nothing interesting to say

i'd avoid drafting a stranger.
re: road etiquetteBecky
Apr 11, 2001 3:25 AM
IMHO, common courtesy dictates that one at least waves or says hi, even if you have nothing more to say to the person you're passing. But that's just my opinion....take it for what it's worth....
re: road etiquetteMMaggi
Apr 11, 2001 4:44 AM
When I ride solo, sometimes other riders ask me if they mind drafting to which I reply, no.

I would ask if they mind me drafting. If you get no repsonse, then assume no.