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Old 02-07-16, 08:17 AM
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Right of way issue with pedestrians on a cycling path

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Old 02-07-16, 08:29 AM
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Well looks like the cyclist evaluated the situation and came up with a workable solution...
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When encountering others on the mup, moose have the right of way!
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Originally Posted by genec
Well looks like the cyclist evaluated the situation and came up with a workable solution...
The cyclist did exactly what he should do. Don't approach the 'wildlife' animal, and don't try to pass it on the trail. When I lived in Minnesota. Seeing 'wildlife' on the bike trail, was not unheard of.
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Photo op time for sure.
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If the moose had been in traffic, the motorist would have stopped. The one behind him would have rear-ended him, the third and fourth would be in a pile-up. And the last motorist would be honking for everybody to get out of his way.
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Originally Posted by Daniel4
If the moose had been in traffic, the motorist would have stopped. The one behind him would have rear-ended him, the third and fourth would be in a pile-up. And the last motorist would be honking for everybody to get out of his way.
Only because the motorists were tailgating.
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I've only encountered one moose on my cycling journeys. Lucy, as the locals have named her, lives around the intersection of Hwy 32 and Hwy 10 near Hawley, MN. She was frequently seen quietly foraging in the field between the RR bridge and the river. I never got within 100 yards of her, but saw her twice last summer. This picture (taken by someone else) appeared in the local paper:


I've encountered deer frequently, and at times, much closer. I've had several cross the road close in front of me and have rolled up quietly on several over the years. Last spring I had a young doe and twin fawns, still in spots, at the side of the road near Maple Lake. I slowed way down and just held my line at a near walking pace. I was within 30 feet when they stopped watching me and ambled down the ditch and into the trees.
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The moose checked for schrader or presta!!!!
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What's the etiquette on waving when you pass a moose?
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Originally Posted by GravelMN
I've only encountered one moose on my cycling journeys. Lucy, as the locals have named her, lives around the intersection of Hwy 32 and Hwy 10 near Hawley, MN.

Nice. I have actually ridden in/near Hawley. I did ACA's Northern Tier tour back in '99. We spent a night in Fargo before crossing into MN and heading NE to Strawberry Lake.

I saw one while descending Sherman Pass in WA. Saw another foraging in a small pond next to a golf course in Sandpoint, ID. In 2011 we saw a cow with calf off in the distance on some ranch land while riding between Wisdom and Jackson, MT. During a seven-day backpack trip in Glacier N.P. I saw a total of five, including one swimming in a lake and a cow with young twin calves. Magnificent creatures.
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Typical MUP...moose wasn't even on a leash.
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It is apparent the cyclist wasn't working on a Strava PR/KOM.
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Originally Posted by bikecrate
Typical MUP...moose wasn't even on a leash.
MUP = Moose Use Path.

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Originally Posted by Chris0516
The cyclist did exactly what he should do. Don't approach the 'wildlife' animal, and don't try to pass it on the trail. When I lived in Minnesota. Seeing 'wildlife' on the bike trail, was not unheard of.
Yeah, I see deer all the time where I live now... just a couple weeks ago I split a narrow road with two deer... on on either side or the road and me being as slow and quiet as possible going right down the middle. I didn't even realize the second deer was there until I had nearly passed the first one... then I saw the second one, waiting to cross.
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Originally Posted by genec
Yeah, I see deer all the time where I live now... just a couple weeks ago I split a narrow road with two deer...

Another oldish wildlife bicycle video.

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I almost got wiped out by a pack of Javelina this past summer. I didn't see them coming out of the brush until it was almost too late.
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Originally Posted by genec
Well looks like the cyclist evaluated the situation and came up with a workable solution...
Gives new meaning to the word pedestrian doesn't it?

Originally Posted by Daniel4
If the moose had been in traffic, the motorist would have stopped. The one behind him would have rear-ended him, the third and fourth would be in a pile-up. And the last motorist would be honking for everybody to get out of his way.
+100

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Only because the motorists were tailgating.
+1,000

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The moose checked for schrader or presta!!!!
LOL
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Originally Posted by mr_bill

Another oldish wildlife bicycle video.

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Cool, but in my case I approached slow, as I saw one deer... and it just remained still as I moved past... and then I saw the second one, on the other side of the road... also just standing there, doing the same slow stare that the first one did. Right after I went by, they both moved on, not fast, but quiet and quick enough. My experience was more like the guy with the moose. I kept wondering just how close I could get... keeping in mind that these are mule deer and that they seem to be able to leap suddenly.

That leap move is just astonishing... I had a small deer in the back yard that seemed to be trapped... which was odd, as it had to get in the yard somehow. I went out the back door and opened the side gate to the yard in an effort to help the deer... which at that point had moved to the far away in the yard. I figured the deer would find the gate open and walk on out. It did not... The deer wandered back toward the gate, but rather than walk through it, this small deer walked up to the fence, and then did a standing leap over the fence (right next to the open gate). The fence is about 40 inches tall. That small deer cleared it with no problem. It was quite beautiful... I just wish I had a camera on and pointed at the deer.

I figure as spring gets here, and there are more flowers in the yard, I'll probably see more deer.
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The video is definitely a slower and calmer version of my last experience with moose in Alaska..... when I inadvertently surprised two calves and their protective mother.
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pretty incredible
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I'm curious to know what Alaskan highway that this protected path is located on, which is a far cry from what I have seen in my travels on certain Alaska two lane highways.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
What's the etiquette on waving when you pass a moose?
Gross tonnage rules apply. (the vessel with the highest gross tonnage is the stand on vessel)

Hold your breath.
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Originally Posted by leob1
Gross tonnage rules apply. (the vessel with the highest gross tonnage is the stand on vessel)

Hold your breath.
Agreed; Rule 9 applies... this was a narrow channel.
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