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Old 09-24-06, 12:35 PM   #1
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to the idiot that almost hit me on the ballona creek path...

if you're gonna sprint up behind me and pass at a busy intersection you need to either say something or slow down. it was obvious we were slowing to exit and others were entering the path. all you gotta do is say SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to announce your presence, hell at least just coast so we have a chance to hear your freewheel. Don't act surprised and start yelling after you pass and almost hit four different people. i'm not part of your imaginary paceline.
The one smart decision you did make today was to keep riding.
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Old 09-24-06, 02:29 PM   #2
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I doubt whoever this is---is on the forums. This is why I dont ride near any paths, stuff like this seems to happen more times than not
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Old 09-24-06, 03:38 PM   #3
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I doubt whoever this is---is on the forums. This is why I dont ride near any paths, stuff like this seems to happen more times than not
i know...i just needed to vent. i blame myself actually as i broke my own rule of riding on the path on a sunday.
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When/where? I was there this morning at 7:30 ish.

If it's a fat guy, it could be me, but I don't remember passing anyone.
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Old 09-24-06, 04:41 PM   #5
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it was around 10:30 at the entrance/exit to the path just west of centinela.
other than that, it was a beautiful day for a ride.
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hell at least just coast so we have a chance to hear your freewheel.
Maybe he had a fixed gear...
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Maybe he had a fixed gear...

my freewheel is really quiet. I can't even hear mine.

I like it that way, I hate loud freewheels
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my freewheel is really quiet. I can't even hear mine.

I like it that way, I hate loud freewheels
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I hate loud freewheels
Me too, especially Zipps....they're loud and clancky. The only 'noisey' hub which I really like are the King hubs. I love their sweet sounding hubs....sounds like a swarm of bees..
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I doubt whoever this is---is on the forums. This is why I dont ride near any paths, stuff like this seems to happen more times than not
I always thought I would go down on the bike path from one of those idiots who hear your call and step right in front, or wave their arms in conversation and clothesline you (happened, but I didn't go down), but no I go down because the wheel broke. My students asked me what I crashed my bike into and I tell them "the ground"
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I always thought I would go down on the bike path from one of those idiots who hear your call and step right in front, or wave their arms in conversation and clothesline you (happened, but I didn't go down), but no I go down because the wheel broke. My students asked me what I crashed my bike into and I tell them "the ground"
haha

Actually the only fall I ever had(other than random clipless learning phases) was near a bike path(I rode ON THE STREET) where a crazy girl in rollerblades at night rode in the opposite direction...

It's also pretty nice to hear a55wipes tell me to get on the bike path when I'm riding down Victory past Winnetka. So nice of them to remind me that the bike path is just 10 feet away
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if you're gonna sprint up behind me and pass at a busy intersection you need to either say something or slow down. it was obvious we were slowing to exit and others were entering the path. all you gotta do is say SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to announce your presence, hell at least just coast so we have a chance to hear your freewheel. Don't act surprised and start yelling after you pass and almost hit four different people. i'm not part of your imaginary paceline.
The one smart decision you did make today was to keep riding.
Sounds like a new rider perhaps or just a jerk who does not care about his safety or anyone elses.
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