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  1. #1
    Nighttime Rider
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    This is a new one for me. Usually, I am trying not to get hit by SUV's and trucks.
    Well, this afternoon, I was finishing off a 50 mile ride. This segment of my ride is
    a paved bike path. It's off the road and parallels a canal.

    I look up and see a golf cart about 1000' away speeding towards me. But this isn't just
    any golf cart, it's a souped up, gas powered, big tyred SUV of golf carts.

    Now for the big suprise: The driver wasn't paying attention. He had 2 kids with him, one
    of which is in his lap. All 3 were looking in the canal. At about 50' out it occured to me
    that he wasn't going to stop. I stopped and yelled a sharp "HEY!!" The guy swerves
    several more times and nearly plunges into the canal (poor kids). All were ok but
    they looked shocked that there was a bike.....on a bike path.

    For the record, I was on a path...with a bike symbol on it....thus the term "BIKE PATH"

    Just a rant.

    I feel better.

    CE

    <edit>Changed GOLD to GOLF in thread title. Mod</edit>

  2. #2
    cab horn
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    ........ gold cart........

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    The Red Lantern Rev.Chuck's Avatar
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    Report it to the cops. Most bike/greenways have signs posted about NO motorised vehicles. Getting hit by a big golf cart is just like getting hit by a small car.
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    I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.

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