This is a bit of a nothing story except for the train of though I was having as I almost smashed into a jogger. I was thinking of our "on the left thread" as I passed by walkers, joggers, and other riders on the Capital Crescent Trail yesterday. I settled on "passing" as the better shout out and was using it religiously. I was waiting until I got quite close to shout out to be sure the people I passed would hear me. As I was rode up a long, gentle uphill doing about 13 MPH I approached a slow jogger who looked to be tiring of the slope. As I watched her slogging along I thought of the many stories I had read of joggers making an abrupt u-turn as riders passed and imagining the woman in front of me making such a move. As I got close to her I signaled "passing" at the exact moment my wife behind me rang her bell and at the exact moment the jogger made an abrupt u-turn into my path. As she completed the turn I could see the shock on her face as our alerts entered her brain. But instead of moving back to the left she froze a few feet in front of me. Luckily I was able to swerve to the left and brush by her without a crash. Naturally, this has convinced me that psychic communication really exists - my thoughts about abrupt u-turns obviously prompted this jogger to make one at the critical moment. And, I learned to shout-out louder and sooner.