Picture it, you're cycling in to work, you've just gone through a set of traffic lights when they changed colour and theres a left turn approaching. You could accelerate hard from a standing start or gain enough speed to then turn safely and easily at a decent pace, but not in a hurry; why put in the effort to gain all that speed that you'll immediately lose when you brake? Theres another bike behind you, he's come alongside then slowed down again for the corner and tucked back in behind. Okay, you turn left, this street is maybe a ninety yards long with a tight right turn at the end, followed 15 yards later by a ninety degree left, which then has a good couple of hundred yards before the next corner. You could accelerate hard and brake hard, or you could accelerate in a controlled fashion to be at a speed such that you don't have to brake hard for the corner. You choose the latter, and the guy behind motors past and then brakes for the corner, and then the next corner, and you're right behind him again of course because there was no point in pushing hard to get to the corner first. Then theres a nice straight bit, and you fly on past him because you've not been faffing about accelerating and braking, which is just a waste of energy... It isn't just me who rides like this, is it? So many cyclists here seem to be racing into every corner, every junction... Whats the point of it?