you cannot be sirrus wrote:When I ride with my missus, her n her "shopping bike" me on a MTB drivers are noticeably more tolerant than when I'm n the roadie in lycra. I suspect this is because when with my partner we choose roads that she is comfortable riding on. If we were to ride on busier roads then we are entering the domain of the motorist an we shouldn't be on "their" roads and deserve to cop all they can throw at us, or so it seems to me.
I have had work mate tell me riding to work or the shops etc is OK for people to do but riding for recreation shouldn't be allowed on public roads. If we want to exercise we should go to the gym, if we want to play on bikes we should take up BMX, or similar comments.
I generally don't have too much drama on the road, but maybe it is also because I'm riding at higher speeds too. I know when cars are being me and I'll do a very obvious head check so they know that I'm watching them. I claim the lane when I need to, but go back over when I don't need to.
I'm sometimes in groups on the road and don't get bother either.