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Old 05-09-11, 07:35 AM   #1
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Ever seen one of these on the bike path during your morning commute?

Follow a triathlon where I wasn't as happy with my improvement as I wanted to be, and with gas prices on the rise, I decided to get more riding mileage by commuting on nice days. They're doing some roadwork along part of the ride to work, and as I come around a turn I find myself behind this guy:

What was funny is that he's just rolling along at about 2 miles an hour when I see him pull over to let cyclists coming the other direction go around him. He doesn't have proper rear view mirrors, so he doesn't see me. I wound up just lifting the bike over the guard rail and doing the rest of the ride on the street. Even with the construction, car commuters were courteous this morning.
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Not during my commute, but it's not uncommon to see construction vehicles on trails. Saturday, for instance, there was a set of construction vehicles on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. Last summer and in 2009 I saw trucks working on the Great Allegheny Passage at Ohiopyle.
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So he was on a MUP? Where was this?

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i have never seen a bike lane or bike path before, so... uh... no.
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Actually, yes. Quite a bit of construction around town these days, including on the MUP, where they are going to add a couple of new pedestrian/bicycle bridges over the river.
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I didn't actually see it, but I saw the tracks left on the path.
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