Roadies – Etiquette etc.
So, one thing I really dislike is when I’m out on a roadie ride by myself, and another rider catches up to me and subsequently sits on my wheel for the next few km, or until we go different directions. Only a small thing but it does my head in, it doesn’t bother me if another rider is faster than me, but if that’s the case can you pass me out and carry on rather than sitting on my wheel!!! As I said, only a small thing but does my nut in a bit. 😈
End rant…Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
I’m out on a roadie ride by myself, and another rider catches up to me and subsequently sits on my wheel for the next few km, or until we go different directions
Have the same problem on the bike with other vehicles but they usually decide to overtake at the most damgerous places, and have no idea what the mirrors or indicator are for.Posted 4 years ago
You need to get a life if that’s all you could think of for a discussion thread on here.
You need to get a life mister if that’s the only reply you can think of 🙄 . I wasn’t trying to start a discussion, it was just a rant.
And don’t get me started on some of the threads people start here, like “which spoke key”, or “which mini pump”… ffs!Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
problem i find with tractors and equally applies to some riders, i can match the speed if i sit in, but that little extra to get past and build a real gap not a chance. To just sit there is a bit rude if you do it for a while, but aerodynamically it makes the front rider faster anyway.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Don’t like strangers drafting me. Think it is unsafe and rude. In a race or club run when it is expected it is fine but not with complete strangers.
Normally a flick of the elbow will tell you if they are work shy or a novice. After that use it as a bit of race practice and attack or sit up and coast until they get the message.Posted 4 years agosenor jSubscriber
I’m with the op on this one too .Posted 4 years ago
However beware…I caught up with a couple of fellas last week ,I said hello&started to pass ,then the keen one decided it was hammer time.he left his mate behind and harried me for 2 miles .ha.
I had my arse handed to me on a plate by a pensioner …shamefully ,I was glad his face was ashen when I caught him up in barnet .. 😀iamsporticusMember
Glad Im not the only one this offends
I dont mind a pal I trust up my jacksie, fnarr fnarr, but a random freeloader with unqualified bike skills can naff off
Start hoiking up random phlegm and gobbing it whilst pretending you didnt know they were there
Bunny hopping potholes also works
Or just drop them
cheersPosted 4 years agoMarmosetMember
I’ll give them a tow for a minute then slow down, if no one is coming through then I sit up and tail them for a minute then go ahead, hopefully this initiates a bit of teamwork, if not I just sit up again and let them go.
There’s an incredible amount of freeloaders up and down the shared cycle way here who look as though they’re spent when you drift on by but suddenly wake up when there’s a wheel available.
It’s a difficult one to call as I’ve nearly been hit by some people who think they only have to have eyes on the back of my wheel, not realising that there is sometimes no time to signal something ahead.Posted 4 years agobenp1Subscriber
How close do you have to be for it to be of benefit?
I’ve had people behind me on my commute but frankly I’m not going that quickly so I doubt they’re doing it for speed! I’d always assumed it made a nice change to follow someone for a bit
Some of them have then proceeded to overtake a while later, others either drop behind or turn offPosted 4 years agoBigDummySubscriber
Pull for a minute, then flick your right elbow up, check you’re safe to do so and move towards the right, allowing them to come through, then slot in on their wheel.
If when you go right they follow you across the road and stay on your wheel then you are fully within your rights to smoke them. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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