This is what I do given the reactions I get, described above. I'll call out if I have to pass closely. When I had nice noisy hubs, I'd coast for a second or two to let people know I'm behind them, but I'm riding quiet hubs now.gave up announcing OYL years ago...
I just time my move, give plenty of room, and lift my right hand a bit as I go by.
much less drama that way.
Out on the open road I'll OYL. People out on the actual open road and especially in fouler weather know to be chill about it.It's something the elders used to say back in the day.
Now I just find other riders would rather startle the f--k out of me by just appearing one or two feet off my left. It's infrequent but every time it happens it think doesn't anyone say "on your left" or do anything to make their overtaking known? I guess I'm just old.
I would usually agree with you, but...Silence could also be a compliment to your impeccable riding style. The overtaker feels there's no need to say anything since this guy in front him rides like a pro and would never do anything out of the ordinary.