I noted the fact he was wearing Lycra more to highlight the fact he was clearly not your average "the tour is on I better get out" type that will be out in force for the next few weeks - clearly if he could afford a decent road bike and lycra he could afford a helmet - just maybe a small insight on the mentality of the guy......
I have no problems giving anybody, mothers with prams, horses, kids or cyclists room when overtaking
What you all are basically saying is that on a 12 -15 foot wide road I should be hitting the white lines on the offside when I'm overtaking any cyclist
Sorry thats plainly rediculous
I had given him more than 5 feet and was closing quite quickly as you do (car at 25 bike at about 15-18 maybe) and he chose to pull out into the safety zone I had left him with no notice of intent and put himself into a life threatening position. I can only surmise that he's clearly either a Darwin Award nominee or because as a roadie he clearly has the right to do so.
Imagine if I as a driver did that to someone who was overtaking me becaise I didnt want them to and thought that it was a clever thing to do - who would be at fault there?
Rides. 1992 Fat Chance Yo Eddy, 1992 Diamond Back Apex, 1994 Raleigh M-Trax 1000, 1996 GT Zaskar Custom, 1997 Santa Cruz Heckler, 2001 Santa Cruz Bullit - Old School DH
Gone. 1996 GT RTS 3, 1996 Orange C16-R, 1994 Manitou FS, 1996 GT LTS 1