posted on May, 4 2008 @ 06:13 PM
I ride my trail bike on a 6-8 foot wide path near the river behind my house.
It's a shared use path, with a white stripe down the center.
Most people keep to the right, just as when they drive.
But some seem to have no sense of direction. When they see someone coming towards them at 5-10 mph, their idea of passing by is to jump in front of
you in a panic state, or start screaming, or just stand there in the middle of the path and freeze.
Some people walking dogs on a leash don't know how to join their dog and let people ride by. Instead they stand on the opposite side of the path and
try to reel in their dog like a fish. Unfortunately this causes the dog leash to rise up and go taut, threatening to clothesline a bike rider.
Then the dog pulls back and they either fall down or drag the dog across the ground on his back.
But the funniest people are the ones who like to do the 'bike's coming dance'.
Guy A and B walking together. Bike is 50-60 feet way going slowly. Sound bell.
Guy A goes to the right, Guy B goes to the left.
Guy B sees guy A and goes to the right, but A seeing B, now goes to the left.
They bump into each other in the middle and either do a do-se-do spinning around, or bump into each other and fall down.
I kid you not.
How do these people cross the street without hurting themselves?