On Tuesday June 30, seems so long ago, I ran 10:09miles (16K) and I was feeling good; it was a happy run until a bike club decided that they should zip past me within 3 inches of my body. Had I jumped from being startled I would have undoubtedly crashed in the riders who followed the lead bike. They seemed upset when I yelled, Holy Crap! Stupid Pricks! In rapid succession upon being started. One turned and yelled back F#@K YOU!
It’s not like the path I was on a narrow path and they had no choice but to draft me from their paceline. No this path is over 6 foot wide and I was as far over to the right as anyone can be. But this is not the first time that this has happened. It seems to happen often on this route and is one of the reasons I call this particular section of my run ‘The Gauntlet’ a place where bike riders, groups/clubs being the worse, are in considerate…. well pricks I feel is the correct term.
In California they lobbied to have a law passed that a car must give at least 3 foot clearance between the bike rider and the car, yet these riders don’t feel its necessary or an obligation to extend that courtesy to people walking and running.
I really don’t l know what their problem is; I think it maybe be the Spandex. Perhaps the combination of the Spandex and tiny bike seat is crushing their balls and causing brain damage. Could be the bikes seats gradual ascent into their anus is causing a back pressure, reducing the blood flow to their brain. I can’t think of another reason for what looks to be a universal behavior by men’s bicycle clubs/teams. The only other reason this can be is because their mothers and fathers failure to teach them manners and courtesy which of course brings me back to my original observation they are ‘pricks’.