So I ride daily with my brother in my little town. We just figure out the right and wrong things to do as we go both on the bike trail and on the road. On the weekends, I drive into Dallas and ride at a place called White Rock Lake where hundreds of serious cyclists show up to go fast both solo and and in groups.
What I've noticed is that I'm making something some cyclists mad up there and I don't know why. For example, two weeks ago I was riding along the road with a friend next to him on the road that goes along the north side of the lake. Riders had been passing us regularly and would say, "On your left." I understand that phrase to mean, make sure there is plenty of passing room and then don't move to the left as the rider is coming around. One rider said on your left, and I eased over closer to my friend, and as the guy came around he said, "Dude! Don't make me change lanes to pass you!"
This past weekend I was riding with the same friend and we came up to an intersection at two trails and met another biker there. My friend went on through, I followed him, the other biker came behind us and said "Dicks..."
I started thinking. Maybe there is a riding etiquette I'm not aware of that I'm unknowingly breaking. Is there one out there?