Saturday, June 23, 2012
Bike Jam 2012
I decided to get on Serena this morning and do a ride for my Saturday exercise. I rode 15.25 miles at a brisk pace so I'm pretty proud of meself. I chose to ride north on the SART this morning because I wanted to be able to pedal unobstructed for the full hour. To my unpleasant surprise, I think the rest of Orange County decided to ride the SART this morning. There were literally a couple thousand cyclists on the SART this am, it was nuts.
Most of this morning's riders were large packs of 30 or so dudes all going berserk on their road bikes. Then there were a couple hundred casual riders who were doing their thing too. The lame part was that there was a whole lot of expensive equipment out there moving waaaaay too slow and blocking the lanes. Normally you just fly by these douchebags on two wheels but the SART was so busy this morning, you had to really wait for a golden opportunity to make a move. Fortunately for me, Serena is awesome and I'm a total badass so everything worked out fine. One guy got a little miffed that I passed him and two other people on a curve going uphill but screw him, he was in the way and the rule on the SART is survival of the fittest!
I looked up some stuff on cycling etiquette and there's some pretty good stuff for group rides (see link below) but very little on what the proper procedure is when you're solo and some assclown is taking up the whole lane and going too slow.