Originally Posted by johngz28
What is the "proper" thing to do in a situation like this?
What your fellow cyclist did.
But consider yourself very fortunate to have been fallen on by someone so considerate. I'd be surprised if that amount of consideration happened very often.
As for what to do if the situation was reversed ... well, one thing ... if you're coming up to a light where there is another cyclist waiting, aim to come up behind the other cyclist, not beside. You can always scoot ahead to stand beside the other cyclist later if you want to.
Don't get too close to other cyclists. Don't touch other cyclists' bicycles. Don't lean your bicycle up against the bicycle of another cyclist. Respect the other cyclist, the bicycle, and the space around them both.
Last edited by Machka; 08-07-11 at 09:10 PM.