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    Bad Ride

    I went on a short ride today on the Oak Leaf Trail in Milwaukee county, (southeast side). On the way to the trail I got run off the road by a car that turned into me, but that didnt stop me. I just kept on my ride got to the trail and some people were walking with their dog, no big deal til I noticed no leash on the dog, yup, it came after me the owner yelling at it to stop but that did no good . The dog didn't catch me, but my heart rate has never been that high. At this point I figured it couldn't get any worse but I was wrong again. About a quarter mile down the trail some people walking three to be exact, I yelled coming up behind you on your left but they forgot what their left was, and I locked up my brakes again. Over all it was a fast ride.

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    I think this is why I've found that it's just not safe for me to ride trails. The pace that I like to keep causes problems with others and as the day goes on it just becomes too populated.

    However, I have to use a trail in northwest IL (Millenium to North Shore trail) in order to do my commute. Luckily, no one uses the trail at 6am or 6pm.

    Good to see you survived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HngUpNDrv
    I went on a short ride today on the Oak Leaf Trail in Milwaukee county, (southeast side). On the way to the trail I got run off the road by a car that turned into me, but that didnt stop me. I just kept on my ride got to the trail and some people were walking with their dog, no big deal til I noticed no leash on the dog, yup, it came after me the owner yelling at it to stop but that did no good . The dog didn't catch me, but my heart rate has never been that high. At this point I figured it couldn't get any worse but I was wrong again. About a quarter mile down the trail some people walking three to be exact, I yelled coming up behind you on your left but they forgot what their left was, and I locked up my brakes again. Over all it was a fast ride.
    That sucks man, i have had those kind of days myself just stay poisitive and keep marching on.

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    Overall, if you're looking to keep a good pace up, stay away from the path. If you're recovering from a century the day before, the path is excellent.

    I ride loops up and down Lake Drive between Grant and South Shore parks. Stops are minimal and you can just open 'er up for hours at a time.

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