A new thing to add to my list of annoyances:
I get it. We both have bikes. Some of us wave. I think most of us would stop if we saw someone who looked like they were having issues, especially if it was somewhere out of the way. I would lend you my tire plugging kit, my phone, or one of my BCAA tows (unless your name is Francis ). But I do not extend any and all courtesies to you, random stanger, just because you have a bike. One that is specifically not included: You cannot have half of my lane to pass a car when you are coming in the opposite direction!
River road. First (little) ride of the year. Saw lots of bikes out, enjoying the weather. It was nice to shake a bit of the rust off. Two lanes, one in each direction. I'm not sure, but I'm not convinced there was a dotted line to allow passing. Car driving towards me... when all of the sudden, the bike behind it pulls out to pass. He clearly saw me, then pegged it towards me, forcing me from lane position 1 into lane position 3 (or maybe a little past it). He had just pulled up to the car as he was passing me(coming in the opposite direction), so clearly didn't have nearly enough time to move to pass the car with that fat pig of his (is it even a question that he was on a Harley?)
Soooo... thanks for letting me rant. I'm sure someone will have some reason to give me shit for it, and some reason that it was all my fault. But bikes are pretty much a total no go subject at my workplace, so I'm stuck bitching about it here.
And what's the deal? Is this a common practice? Am I just being selfish, not wanting to share my lane?
And Harley rider... I really doubt you're on here, but just in case... you're a douchebag.