Thursday, September 24, 2015

Entitled and Clueless?

Ran into a couple women on the bike trail in the last few rides who don't seem to understand the concept of two way traffic.

The first one just seemed clueless as she rode on the the wrong side of the two way trail.  Annoying but since I was as always, riding defensively it wasn't a huge danger.
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Then two women walking their dog had a comment for me as I went by.  The pass was uneventful so her comment surprised me.  I decided to go back to see what she said.
For the record when I first saw the women I was going about 18 mph and when I actually passed them I was going 15 mph at the most.  Not much faster than a runner in a sprint.
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I especially liked her last comment telling me I should work out at a gym, maybe she shouldn't walk on a bike trail if she's worried about bikers passing her.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Another Red Light Runner

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This didn't happen while I was on my bike but it's another of the many traffic incidents that drive me crazy.
So I'm in the right lane and there's a car waiting to turn left in the left lane.  The light turns yellow so I stop, easily.  The left turning car waits until the light is red and completes his turn.  Then a full second after the light has turned red the guy behind me pulls around me and goes through the intersection.  Never a cop around when you need one.  If the van waiting to turn left on the other side of the intersection wasn't paying attention there likely would have been a major accident.