I don't want to get in to a debate about the distinction between 'cyclists' and 'commuters' though I do believe they are separate entities but just wanted to share my observations over last week.
I don't usually ride to work .. much prefer to come home fresh and go riding but in the last week the sun has been out and I wasn't having to train for any big event so thought I would potter in to work the 6 miles or so .... my choice of bike has been a singlespeed fat bike or singlespeed 29er .. so I wasn't going to be racing to work.
On more than one occasion I have spun up and past some other commuter on the road and that has seemed to fire a starters gun in their head ... next thing they are on the path overtaking me, jumping lights ... this morning one guy tried to drop me by getting across a junction by just ignoring traffic and forced a car to stop pretty quick.
Is this the normal behaviour people observe on their ride to work every day ? Have I discovered the underground world of commuter racing ? I like a good race but i'm not gonna play with traffic for an imaginary victory