Old 07-28-14, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I don't choose to believe anything at all about their headphones.
But you are aware of the potential right? If you're approaching a couple of joggers from behind on a MUT, one with earphones one without, do you really not watch the one with earphones any closer?

I rode about 60 miles yesterday and passed many cyclists and pedestrians wearing earphones without issue, but there was one jogger who wearing them who didn't respond to my bell and decided to cross from the right hand side of the trail to the gravel track on the left hand side of the trail just as I was passing her. I had to brake, swerve, and ring my bell repeatedly to avoid her, fortunately I was going a little Under 10 mph because of prior experiences.

It was my awareness of the potential issues, and my extra caution for those who wear earphones that prevented a collision.
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