Conventional wisdom has it that if you get two cyclists going in the same direction, then you've got a race. I guess everyone likes a bit of competition now and then, but there's a time and place for everything. And I'd suggest that narrow bike paths and busy city streets shared with cyclists of unknown ability are probably not
So, let's see if we can get together a list of top ten hazards associated with commuter racing.
To kick-off, I'd say:
- The inside pass--see Matt's post from last week (which triggered this thought).
- The unbreakable train--that special moment when you meet a train of three, four or even five riders coming your way, on your side of a narrow bike path, apparently unwilling to break their paceline even if it means mowing you down or running you off the path.
Nominations are now open.
NB: This is intended to be a bit of fun. Let's not get too hung up on imaginary risks--remember it's a myth that cycling is dangerous!