Okay, so I've been getting a few miles down on the roadie recently, because I am fed up of running, and it doesn't seem to be doing my MTB'ing much good.
My training route is not very far, but most of it is down country lanes, because they are a pleasure to cycle on...... well, mostly a pleasure.....
If I'm on a narrow country lane and I get a car coming up behind me, regardless of speed (unless I'm caning it and they drive like a Granny) I generally pull in a bit, to let them overtake.
However, if there is no room to overtake, because the lane is too narrow, what is the rule of thumb?
I normally keep going until there is a slight pot-holey lay-by type thing on the side, and then brace myself for impact as I swerve into it and slow down, frantically waving for the car to overtake quickly so I don't have to unclip. However, this does the bike no favors, and the chances are I will fall off at some point if my front wheel gets pot-holed.
The otherside of the arguement of course, is to just keep riding and pretend the car doesn't exist, which is very tempting, and I have seen a lot of roadies do it, but it is also very inconsiderate and a pain in the arse if you're the poor bugger in that's late for a meeting driving behind them.
What's the law say? What do you do? Am I being an idiot? (I suspect so, but hey, I'm just trying to be considerate, which is a lot more than I can say for some of w***ers I see about when driving)