Just a query ... has anyone ever had any problems with bicyclists when they've been riding suburban streets??? Here is the reason I ask. We went down to Williamstown this morning for coffee with some friends - for the locals who know the area went along the Esplanade and then the back way through Fort Gellibrand - all at a lovely sedate 20 - 40kmph as per the speed limit, enjoying the view. We found ourselves verbally abused by one designer-stubbled, fully lycra-clad speedster who literally sat on our tails the whole way along the Esplanade and then obviously wasn't paying attention to our BRAKE lights as we went over a speed hump and almost rear-ended my bike. Then we had to dodge large numbers of Sunday morning cyclists riding (did I say riding, I mean randomly weaving/wavering/stopping) three and four abreast on a 20kmph road (ie not bike track), with cars coming in the other direction. One lady thought it was hilarious that she sped up after lagging behind her friends and overtook my bike on her bicycle ... as she swerved kamikaze-style straight in front of me and back to her fluorescent green flock, where she slowed right down again (by the laws of nature, aren't the ones who fall off the back of the flock/pack/school sickly or injured and thus should be killed by the flock/pack/school itself in the interests of maintaining a healthy gene pool??) On the return trip home we were coasting a few metres along the footpath where we'd parked to the road and another fluoro green aging straggler on her Huffy mountain bike told us to get off the footpath ... while she herself was riding on the footpath! Is this a common thing with bicyclists that I've just never noticed until now because I've always pretty much just sailed past them in my car with the windows up and the music playing, paying little attention to their random and crazed activities?