Not sure why but when it gets windy, seems that the "moron" comes out in riders. Seems a few get this idea that setting a personal best while flying down the trail with a 40 mph tailwind is impressive. Well whatever but while you are attempting to be impressive, try taking into consideration the safety of others that share the trail, please!
Gina and I heading off into a headwind then turned back at Imperial heading to the coast. Big tailwind so knowing that later we will have to fight the headwind again, we pace ourselves. Well we're doing about 20 when some moron comes out of nowhere trying to set a personal landspeed record. Do what you want but for everyone's safety, make sure you can handle your bike while riding in the aerobars!
The guy flies by without a courtesy shout, still not a big biggie. But he passes us just before the lil rolling switchbacks and goes out of control just ahead of our front wheel. So we slow and take a front row seat as this guy puts on a show while flying off into the dirt trying to regain control of his bike! What a dope! Be a dope , that 's cool but don't hurt me or my wife while trying to impress yourself!
Then as we approach the wooden bridge at Edna Park (heading South) we begin to slow for the turn. Now I always signal my turns and when we are on the tandem, I make sure Gina signals for everyone's safety. She has her arm out as we are about 5 yads from teh turn and bridge. Just then, some dude, another personal best tailwinder goes flying by on our left side just as I begin the turn. WTF!.....Now a signal 20 yards before the turn should have alerted you that we were going to turn. The signal is a straight out extended arm. Not a half bent or a flick of the wrist. It's a a completely straight extended arm 20 yards before the turn!
Yes, was another unskilled rider trying to be impressive with a 40 mph tailwind. Your little,"oops I'm sorry" doesn't pay hospital bills! WTF!
Not like these guys were riding in gym trunks or orthopedic shoes. Nice bikes, nice outfits, UN-NICE skills!