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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
We've all seen it... you're out walking or riding with the kids on a quiet trail on a Sunday morning when out of nowhere you hear someone scream "ON YOUR LEFT" .005 seconds before they blow past your left shoulder at 25mph with inches to spare - often while there is oncoming traffic.

These people are not announcing a pass or alerting you to their presence, they're telling you to get out of their way. They're usually in the middle of a workout and riding way too fast. They also probably think MUPs are a good place to do threshold intervals and don't understand why so many slower cyclists and walkers are out there clogging up the trail.

It's not really a mystery why some pedestrians and slower cyclists get a little prickly about the passing situation on MUPs.
Focus on the person, not the mode of transportation. There are rude and aggressive people on trails that are running, roller skiing, escootering, ...

There has been a long held bias against people biking (not cyclists); they tell you to get off the road, then they tell you to get off the sidewalk, then the tell you you're too fast for a trail without speed limits, ... frankly, I don't think there is a place you can ride a bike without somebody getting prickly.
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