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Old 09-24-06, 07:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-25-06, 10:24 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-25-06, 02:14 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-29-06, 07:26 AM   #4
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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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