In re-reading your post something came to mind. Did you pass him without warning and he did not know you were there?
I often want to call riders jerks for buzzing me close by without any warning, although I usually have spotted them in my mirror.
It seems the higher tech the bike, the more lycra, and the faster the rider, the ruder they are.
It amazes me that Darwin's principles don't thin them out, because over and over I've seen situations where a little twitch would have resulted in a wreck.
You say you're a new rider, if you did not know, it is polite to say "on your left" when passing.
Last edited by NoNaYet; 05-20-07 at 07:25 PM.