Is it me or do some of those guys seem to be a little odd in the head?
I was minding my own business the other day, riding on a paved bike trail and these two dudes talking very loudly (I saw them approaching in my mirror) were flying up on me pretty quick. Well, I was already over towards the right hand side of the path, a few inches from the edge in fact and one guy had the nerve to yell, "Move it over a little pal, some real riders passing on your left". ?? I was actually kinda shocked and didn't know if he was joking or just an idiot. I glanced over as they passed and they were both looking straight ahead carrying on their annoying, loud conversation which you could hear a mile away. I guess it wasn't a joke. Yep, the typical Lance Armstrong wannabes all decked out being the inconsiderate people they sometimes tend to be.
Now look, I don't mean to stereotype all roadies like this but the more I come across out there the more they seem to annoy me. I have just as much right on the bike paths as they do, if not more. I feel if roadies want to race leave the paths to the recreational riders, joggers and walkers. They could seriously hurt someone going 30mph on a bike path.
It's funny, when I bought my hybrid the guy in the Trek store warned me to "watch out for the racers" as he winked. At the time I didn't understand. I do now.