i have to get this off my chest...
I was just out riding. Encountered a road rider, i followed. He had an ipod. I was right on his rear wheel - and said "Hey, can you hear me?" No answer. Louder: "Hey, bro, can you hear me?" Again "CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Yelling: "YO! HEY! I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU! CAN YOU HEAR ME !??" finally, he realized someone was there. this is on a winding, narrow, busy 40 mph road where cops regularly post those radar equipped "your speed is" signs 'cause EVERYONE goes too fast on it.
At an intersection, i motioned, got him to turn down his iPod, told him I had been yelling behind him and he couldn't hear me, maybe he shouldn't plug up his ears when he's riding in traffic. He got really righteous and indignant .. "saying I'll keep that in mind" and "I ride 10,000 miles a year.."
I told him i hope i didn't end up reading about him, and that it only took ONE car that he doesn't hear coming to cripple or kill him.
Was i wrong to say something?