So it's been over a year since I got back into bicycling and I've been kinda surprised by just how many lost motorists think bicyclists are like park rangers of the roads, just waiting to give them directions. On some rides it's like clockwork -- pull over to take a little break and a car pulls alongside, "Excuse me..." So far I've been helpful, though one time or two I did give wrong directions, half by mistake.
But when I'm still moving and they expect me to stop, I just keep riding right by them. One guy saw me, drove ahead of me, stopped in a road with no shoulder (I was on a bike path), and hung his head out the passenger window waiting to talk to me. And I kept peddling right on by!
I don't mind helping out, but it is getting to be a little annoying. I'm asked for directions far more than when I'm just a pedestrian. Got any stories/rants/etc.?