So as some of you know, I had a pretty good day on my bike yesterday.
I returned today hoping to do as well, but I sadly didnt, the winds picked up but the ride was to die for ( that might of been the wish of some cyclists I came upon)
I was just getting back on my bike, made a quick stop to watch the goose when 3 cyclists came upon me. I started riding and I was quickly behind the third one in the line, I couldnt pass as the roads was very narrow with sharp turns, so I decided to just hang there since I know this road very well and knew there would be enough room soon to pass.
At one time I picked up too much speed and changed gear, that's when the last rider in the line realised I was behind him.
He was awared of my presence and it was awkward since I didnt want to rudely suck on his wheel but there was no room to pass.
When I knew the road was about to get wider and I could finally move ahead, I moved up to the last cyclist and smiled at him and said, I didnt mean to draft from you, so rudely.. there was no room to pass, good morning!
He gives me this look and before I get to the second rider in line, he leaves the line formation to go next to that second rider. Obviously, letting me know that Im not passing noone.
Im stunned and look at him and the second rider and say " good morning?"
They both are looking ahead with thier face filled with anger as if I dont exist and never even blink.
Im now forced to ride on the road, it's a busy road.. he knows that, he went next to his buddy to force me to give in and go behind the line.
I looked to see if any cars were coming behind me and I looked at all 3 of them and said " Enjoy your ride"and I moved on the road and passed them all.
I never rode so fast and so angry in my life. I kept up a great speed for 5 miles till I finally saw my left turn to head back home.
I had my heart in my chest from pushing so hard and quite frankly, I played it cool in front of them but it really made me upset that he would put my life at risk by pushing me on the street so that I wouldnt drop them.
I have never seen such disrespect from a cyclist to another.