I'm new to road riding, have riden In a small group of 4 once otherwise I ride alone. Been riding a road bike since September.
So I was tootling along on the flat today, riding by myself, doing around 20mph. Another dude joined the road a bit behind me from a slip road and pulled up behind me very close. I looked round and said Hi and he didn't say anything back.
After maybe a mile of this, sat inches from my back wheel he pulled out and started to overtake. A teensy pissed off at his rudeness I accelerated too. He shouted "what the f*** are you doing?" So I smiled and did my best Cav impression and pushed to the junction about a mile and a half away. We did a bit of elbow to elbow and he eventually dropped back then turned at the junction when I went straight on.
So what did I do wrong? Is it normal in road riding for a stranger to drop behind you for a 'lift' for a mile. I know it was a bit stubborn to accelerate when he came past but he had been rude too IMO.
I beat him so that's all that really matters right?