Tangled Metal wrote:For me the real antisocial cyclists aren't those who ignore your greetings but those who suddenly appear from round the bend of a country road at the start of a village without warning and too fast to stop in the distance the can see. All the while maintaining their full tuck as they pass by pedestrians so close the hairs on their necks can feel the air being pushed out of their way as they pass by. I bet the guy, always male cyclists IME, then tells his mates about those stupid pedestrians not getting out of his way and how their dog wasn't under control neither.
Most cyclists smile, nod or say hello. Sometimes if you're on a bit of a mission it's all you can do to muster half a smile anyway.
The behaviour I dislike is flying round blind bends at top speed and expecting everyone else to leap out of the way. This is a much bigger problem off road though, as at least on road pedestrians are typically on the pavement and they are looking out for cars.
I'm not sure there is an accepted etiquette, some people are friendly, some people aren't, some people are working hard some people aren't.