Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Windermere (Orlando), Florida
Bikes: 2003 LeMond Alpe d'Huez, 2000 Merlin Road Titanium (Carbon Fiber Front Fork)
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So last night after work I tempted fate and went on my first real ride in about two years. Did about 12 miles, mostly flat, in about 45 minutes. As I was riding, approaching a 4 way stop sign, i noticed another cyclist directly opposite me. I made a right hand turn and checked over my shoulder a minute later. He was following me.
A couple minutes pass and up ahead i see a large group of cyclists approaching. At this point, i noticed one thing and another thing happened.
1.The Cyclists were riding probably 4 abreast and were pretty 'scattered' in the pack - no lines or anything, looked more like a free-for-all. They were also holding up traffic big time and didn't seem to care.
2. The Cyclist following me sped up and passed me when we caught sight of this group. He then proceeded to slow down and drift into middle of lane, forcing me to break and pass on his right. He thought I was turning around, as apparently thats what he was doing, to ride with the pack. Only problem being that there were about 10 cars waiting to pass the bunch.
On a side note, a body was found in a lake yesterday morning too. I'm pretty sure i rode past that lake as i saw police tape, police car, police man, and a news van all parked (tape surrounding lake) together near a lake.