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Old 06-06-14, 12:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-06-14, 01:33 PM   #2
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So, just how wide is the Porta-Potty door zone?
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Old 06-06-14, 01:46 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-06-14, 02:01 PM   #4
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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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Old 06-06-14, 02:04 PM   #5
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This is why I always ring my bell as I approach a port-a-potty.
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Old 06-06-14, 02:26 PM   #6
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But was the guy in the Port-a-Potty wearing a helmet?
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Old 06-06-14, 02:28 PM   #7
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I wonder if they waved...
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Old 06-06-14, 04:15 PM   #8
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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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Old 06-06-14, 04:21 PM   #9
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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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Old 06-06-14, 07:05 PM   #10
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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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Old 06-07-14, 12:51 AM   #13
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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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Old 06-07-14, 09:35 AM   #14
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Great...more crap I gotta watch out for!
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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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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'.

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