On my A1A ride yesterday, I watched a pack of appprox. 20 cyclists coming down off Boca Inlet bridge and as they hit the bottom, they remained in the center of the road with several cars "patiently?" trailing behind them. It's not like they were racing; they were chatting to each other etc. This whole stretch of A1A has bike lanes so cars can safely pass. Instead this group continued 3 and 4 across and blocked the motor vehicles from passing.
How do you folks view this? Is it okay or the norm in group rides?
I think it's one reason that some motorists have a gripe about cyclists. I think it's arrogant on the part of the riders. Go ahead and fire away. I'm just looking for some opinions.
PS; on the riders behalf, it's much safer to stretch out on these bridges because of the metal grating and some motorists will try and pass instead of waiting another 30-seconds. It would be a long fall and swim assuming you don't fall onto the deck of a boat. But still......