Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
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if its that much if a worry, then treat 'em like any tailgaiter..... pull over at the nearest opportunity and let 'em pass. let 'em go scare the bejasus out of someone else. if you are not comfortable with whats happening then do something about it.
it may be they are a potenial psyhco nutter, it may be they just want to ride with someone, it may be they don't know better... bearing in mind that lots of people take to US roads with little or no training, the images they see on TV & film are not the best
you have the power to control things, especially with that right hand controlling the exhaust note.
if you like riding in company, and someone does that then pull over, falg 'em down and explain.
personally when riding in groups I like to be have a 2..3 seconds observation / clearance "bubble" all around me. I'm relaxed if we are on wide roads (no real twisties) if we adopt a staggered formation so I may be 1..2 seconds behind the guy on the other side of the lane. rarely would I ride smack in the middle of a lane unless I needed to control that to stop some *!*)&*(! in a cage lunging into 'MY' roadspace