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Old 04-19-24, 12:20 PM
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Encounters with pedestrians and reckless cyclists

What was your ridiculous encounters with pedestrians and reckless cyclists putting a damper on an otherwise enjoyable day.
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Old 04-19-24, 12:27 PM
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Should be enough here to entertain you. A&S
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Why do you ask?

In any event, I don’t let that happen. You shouldn’t either.
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Riding along A1A in Ft. Lauderdale during spring break. The city puts up barricades for a few blocks in the heart of the where the spring break action happens…so right in that area you don’t really have to worry about college students stepping into the bike lane. But once you get past the barricades, there are still a few meandering away from the pack who’ll step right into the street without a look. And, every now and then, someone decides it’s OK to ride the wrong direction in the bike lane. — Dan
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When I give an honest self-evaluation, all of my accidents on the bike were self-inflicted and preventable.
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Last week was doing a climb on a MUP with a blind corner. Just at the apex, a rider came screaming down on my side of the trail forcing me, and him to quickly swerve to avoid a head-on. It happened in a flash. We both corrected and then he was gone. Talk about your life flashing before your eyes.

Have heard of head-ons with nasty results on other trails but this was a first, and hopefully last, for me.
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Old 04-20-24, 11:37 AM
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This really belongs in A&S. Moved from General
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Last week was doing a climb on a MUP with a blind corner. Just at the apex, a rider came screaming down on my side of the trail forcing me, and him to quickly swerve to avoid a head-on. It happened in a flash. We both corrected and then he was gone. Talk about your life flashing before your eyes.

Have heard of head-ons with nasty results on other trails but this was a first, and hopefully last, for me.
usually happens to me once a year. I anticipate that to increase with the E-Bike affordability.
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There is a person who rides down the wrong way on a clearly demarcated bike lane with clear arrows pointing in the direction I am going and the same direction all the other traffic is going. This person has gotten mad at me for point out how dangerous it is and how they have on the other side of the street the exact same bike lane with arrows pointing in the direction they are going. It is quite annoying especially since it is already dangerous enough being so poorly planned and having cars and buses sometimes entering the lane to turn or sometimes delivery morons taking it over. Beyond that and other occasional riders going the wrong way in places really not much. Even more rare there are some pedestrians who jump off their sidewalk to get into the bike lane but I don't see it very often and usually they will get out without much fuss.
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Old 04-21-24, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
There is a person who rides down the wrong way on a clearly demarcated bike lane with clear arrows pointing in the direction I am going and the same direction all the other traffic is going. This person has gotten mad at me for point out how dangerous it is and how they have on the other side of the street the exact same bike lane with arrows pointing in the direction they are going. It is quite annoying especially since it is already dangerous enough being so poorly planned and having cars and buses sometimes entering the lane to turn or sometimes delivery morons taking it over. Beyond that and other occasional riders going the wrong way in places really not much. Even more rare there are some pedestrians who jump off their sidewalk to get into the bike lane but I don't see it very often and usually they will get out without much fuss.
it's kinda like a person that tries to claim a public parking spot as a reoccurring thing. You can't do that, yet they get away with it.
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Originally Posted by Troul
it's kinda like a person that tries to claim a public parking spot as a reoccurring thing. You can't do that, yet they get away with it.
? Claim it how? By parking in it?
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
? Claim it how? By parking in it?
complaining to the local government, vandalizing the other vehicles that occupy the spot, verbally assaulting people that try parking there... the typical Michigan disgruntled resident.
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Originally Posted by Troul
complaining to the local government, vandalizing the other vehicles that occupy the spot, verbally assaulting people that try parking there... the typical Michigan disgruntled resident.
Sounds like an isolated personal problem/vendetta.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Sounds like an isolated personal problem/vendetta.
worst i've encountered such is at a job that doesnt have assigned parking.
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