Main Motorcycle: 2016 Thruxton 1200
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canberra, Australia
Other Motorcycle: 2018 Street Scrambler
Extra Motorcycle: 2016 Tiger 800 XCX
I’m getting better at this but I really find it difficult not to get angry at people who simply refuse to try to get through a set of traffic lights when they are following you. Or won’t even try to ride at the speed limit, becoming an ever diminishing headlight in your mirrors and/or getting tangled up in the traffic you have deliberately left behind. You slow down so they’ll catch up and they slow down “to keep the gap”. I much prefer riding alone or with a few select souls who actually get it.
I also really must respond to the comments from those who get angry and gesticulate at drivers who come too close behind them. Sure the drivers shouldn’t do it but I bet the more you show your unhappiness the less likely they are to drop back. Why not simply let them past you? They’re probably thinking “why won’t this guy on the bike learn how to share the road.”
The safest place on the road on a bike is as far away from cars as you can get. If that means scooting off a bit faster or letting people past you, so be it.