Took the whole family on the local rail trail this weekend. Generally, we had a great time and put in about 10 miles round trip. The troops were pooped at the end. Weather was lovely and the trees are just starting to turn around here. Saw a cranberry bog being wet-harvested. Neat stuff.
Is there a posting around somewhere that describes the do's and don't's of these kinds of paths? General etiquette and such? We ran into a couple of really cranky people actually yelling at us as we tooled along. I thought that we were pretty courteous and tried to follow the general rules of the road. There seemed to be a few people out there that were under the impression that the bike path was "theirs" and that we should "get out of the way" and "move over". A few people really seemed to be traveling too fast and would have been better suited to be on the road if they wanted to go that fast. This was few and far between and I hate to focus on the negative, but I just want to be sure we're following as many rules as we can and cause as little stress for other riders (and ourselves) as possible. This is a pretty heavily traveled route and there are bikes, walkers, joggers, and occasional equestrian traffic. Not conducive -- in my mind -- to the speed some people seemed to be trying for on this path and/or their expectation of others bike control.