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    Cyclist doored - Two injured

    Add this to the dangers of sidewalk cycling......

    Man on bike collides with porta-potty door; two hurt : Duneland Community News

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    So, just how wide is the Porta-Potty door zone?
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    Dumazz. I avoid the door zone on the street, but it would seem this Einstein managed to get doored on a sidewalk.

    Too bad that news site didn't have a comments page.
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    further confirmation that riding on the sidewalk is dangerous.....though I don't think i would have had porta-potty doors as one of the reasons before this
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    This is why I always ring my bell as I approach a port-a-potty.

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    But was the guy in the Port-a-Potty wearing a helmet?
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    I wonder if they waved...

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    When we have some sort of critical mass pedestrian event on our bike paths, the organizers often set up porta-potties right on the edge of the bike path. I've seen some close calls, but haven't yet witnessed a potty dooring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    This is why I always ring my bell as I approach a port-a-potty.
    I never have rung my bell when approaching a port-a-potty but lesson learned, .

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    It's not just sidewalks. There are a places on several NW Indiana rail trails ( particularly Erie-Lackawana and Prairie Duneland ) where facilities are located next to the trail in such a way that this sort of thing can happen all to easily.

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    If I get doored, I hope I am on my trike. I would love to see what my chain rings do the door of the fool that didnt check for traffic.

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    This begs the question. Why was a port-a-potty located on the sidewalk in the first place.

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    Great...more crap I gotta watch out for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    I never have rung my bell when approaching a port-a-potty but lesson learned, .
    I wounder what folks who don't have a bell or horn will call out. Can't say passing on your left or right, maybe just "passing gas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstart View Post
    I wounder what folks who don't have a bell or horn will call out. Can't say passing on your left or right, maybe just "passing gas".
    They might have to do this: so they don't collide with the 'depository'.
    Last edited by Chris516; 06-07-14 at 12:15 PM.

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