Group riding vent
Ok. I have to vent here. Went on a long ride this weekend with a bunch of other people. There was a contigent of a bike club, which will remain un named that came along.
While riding in the commute lane, at 80 mph, these club guys decide I am too slow. I was in the pack just behind the rest of the riders with enough room to avoid an issue in front of me at those speeds. You have to be safe you know. So here these idiots go passing me on both sides, only to pull in front of me, and have to slow down, which forced me and everyone else behind to slow down. Then once we got on the smaller roads one guy pulls up and tells me to " tighten it up". I felt like flipping him off. I was riding safe, they were not. At one point I ended up in the wrong lane, due to me not being falimiar with that road. When I merged back in, they didn't give me room, and I was forced to split lanes, until I got a place to slip in again. This same ass hat pulls up again, and tells me to make my mind up which lane I am going to ride in. And makes some hand gestures to me. I am thinking at this point, any lane without this ass hat would be the best choice. At the next turn, which was a left turn at a controlled light, they all ran the red light, and turned left, against all the traffic. I stopped and waited for the light. This Kind of rider is what give riders a bad name, and makes me not want to ride as a group. They were simply not riding safe IMHO. Last thing I want is to get into a group accident, especially at freeway speeds. Plus they killed my ride buzz. Who died and left him in charge of how I should ride. OK, got that off my chest. So who was in the wrong here? I felt I was in the right. I ended up letting the crowd with the ass hats, go on without me and rode the rest of the way on my own, with another rider who felt the same way. It really takes the fun out of a ride, with folks like that. And to top it off. That club got hella lost, and arrived late.. Lol. Thier club name has " lost" in it. How appropriate.
Last edited by Diverrick; 05-15-2016 at 04:44 PM.