Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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As a daily transportation jogger and avid bicyclist, I have mixed feelings about the conventional advice to walk or run counter to traffic flow. So doing makes sense on a narrow road, but contraflow walking is a great way to get struck at intersections and driveway entrances/exits by motorists looking the other way. Also, I have to deal with discontinuous sidewalks, blind curves, and other conditions which can make one side of the road safer than the other.
Be alert, wear bright colours, and use front and rear lights at night, whether cycling or jogging/walking.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069