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1nterceptor 01-20-12 12:29 PM

Why are you just using your bell on the streets?
 
Follow this guy's example :innocent:

Rick@OCRR 01-20-12 12:35 PM

I don't just use my bell on the streets, I use it on MUP's and Bike Trails too.

And, just like this guy, when I'm forced to ride on the sidewalk (Imperial Highway comes to mind), I do use the bell to get the attention of pedestrians.

That said, lots of peds here in SoCal have i-pods in their ears while they're on the sidewalks and the bell ringing doesn't always get through.

The really good thing about bells (i-pods aside) is that they're understood in any language!

Rick / OCRR

SMorrison 01-20-12 01:01 PM

Lol!
 

Originally Posted by 1nterceptor (Post 13744657)
Follow this guy's example :innocent:

Funny as hell!

The guy's tone is informal, his language is polite, and I didn't give up the idea he was on a bike until the escalator. I know that for native-speakers there's got to be some inside jokes there, too.

Delightful!

a1penguin 01-20-12 10:10 PM

I like the response of the person stocking shelves in the grocery store!

Bigdaddy021970 01-20-12 11:02 PM

That was great.

JiveTurkey 01-20-12 11:05 PM


Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR (Post 13744696)
I don't just use my bell on the streets, I use it on MUP's and Bike Trails too.

And, just like this guy, when I'm forced to ride on the sidewalk (Imperial Highway comes to mind), I do use the bell to get the attention of pedestrians.

That said, lots of peds here in SoCal have i-pods in their ears while they're on the sidewalks and the bell ringing doesn't always get through.

The really good thing about bells (i-pods aside) is that they're understood in any language!

Rick / OCRR

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Chris_in_Miami 01-21-12 08:55 PM

I love that video! Some folks don't dig subtlety though, and that's fun too :)



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