Cycle on the left?
Not quite sure what you mean here…
I have a roadie on my commute (going the other way) who get’s very angry when I don’t yield to the right
As in He comes up behind you and expects you to peel off to his right so He can come through?
If so it Sounds like He’s confused the commute with his Sunday morning club run or a session at the Velodrome…
Edit: just read above, sounds like he just want’s priority… call him a knobber and carry on.Posted 2 years agocoreMember
I was up on Long Mynd the other week, there’s lots of shared use paths up there, and every time I met pedestrians, despite me being on the left already, they moved over to my side and made me pass them on the right.
I don’t get it, in the UK, we drive on the left, and that is accepted convention, regardless of mode of transport or classification of right of way, shirley?Posted 2 years agobrooessMember
All we can do is guess his preferences/reasons.
Why not ask him yourself when you next see him – not confrontational, just flag him down and explain what you’re thinking and you don’t understand his actions.
Unless he’s a total git, he’ll probably explain and you’ll both go away much happier 🙂
For me half the benefit of cycling as a form of transport is you can actually communicate with people face to face as human beings and sort things out rather than gesticulating unintelligibly and staying angry like we do in cars.Posted 2 years agoarogersMember
I would always stay left, as you have done OP. In the UK for some reason we haven’t fully adopted the “keep left” convention anywhere but on the road. Anyone who’s lived in the US will have noticed they use this principle anywhere there’s flow of traffic, motorised or otherwise. For example in shopping centres or airports everyone will walk on the right. It’s common sense to them. Seems a little bizarre that it isn’t to us.Posted 2 years agoaracerSubscriberND wrote:
I was crossing paths with some dickhead at afan a while back, we had a little comedy dance which I found amusing. He didn’t and felt the need to tell me that we drive on the left in this country. I voiced my reply loud enough to ensure he heard it. Bellend.
So you wanted to ride on the right and you’re calling him names?Posted 2 years agoGary_MMember
Proper roadies don’t do cycle paths do they?
Proper roadies do when it’s appropriate, the ones that just think they’re proper roadies don’t because they think it’s not pro enough.
Part of my commute is 12 miles of cycle path, or rather segregated highway, if I see a rider coming the opposite way I move to the left. Makes sense to me.
Had an incident last year with a guy coming toward me, he was on my left and not paying attention, I moved to the middle of the path, he looks up just before we meet, sees me then swerves to his left, straight into my path. That hurt.Posted 2 years ago
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