Old 06-08-15, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mozad655 View Post
Blocking the road as a cyclist or motorist for that matter, will undoubtly lead to dangerous overtakings. People have no choice but to take risks if someone is blocking the road.
Motorists do not have the right to endanger my life; this is the crux of the matter.

If the roadway or conditions do not permit a safe pass, the motorist must wait.

Here is a concrete example from the other day. On a narrow, pot hole strewn country road that descended to one lane bridge, I had no choice but to take the lane. Yes, I blocked the idiot motorist behind me and yes they honked (I just waved). The cost to them was 20-30 seconds of their life. Allowing them to pass there might have cost me my entire life.
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