OK, 'fess up.
Why can't you guys AT LEAST tell me "Left!" or "On your left!" or even hello when you pass me? Damn, that drives me nuts--sometimes I am very startled by someone passing me especially when I am concentrating.
Hey, I may not look like a hard-core bicycle dude, but I am to the point where I can knock out 30+ miles a ride, my average speed is climbing and am going up hills faster at higher cadence. Maybe it's my cheapazoid Giant hybrid I am riding, maybe it's the fact that I look like a big yellow bumblebee perched on the saddle (I wear bike shorts and big yellow or orange t-shirts for visibility), maybe it's because I am not so fast. Maybe it's because I don't look like I ride regularly.
But maybe it's cuz there are a lot of guys who are jerks out there--and it's mostly guys, because I see very few, if any women riding in my area.
And it's not just me. My husband commutes 50 miles a day, three days a week, dark and light (but not in full rain--I tease him about being a wuss. . .) and he says that very few of the "hard core bicycle dudes" speak to him or announce their passing either. He gets even by passing them when they think they've left him in the dust.
Cough it up. And don't give me the lame excuse that you were working too hard to say anything.