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Old 06-08-13, 06:00 AM
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Interetsing article about MUPs in Alaska

And you thought your MUP users were rude
http://www.anchoragepress.com/arts_a...9bb2963f4.html
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Old 06-08-13, 07:32 AM
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Dang You're right. makes me appreciate the MUPS in SoCal. Thanks for the article. I went to high school in Alaska and
all I can say is the best view of Anchorage is the one in the rearview mirror.
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Not much different here in Tucson. The walkers hate the cyclists, the cyclists hate the walkers and horses, and nobody likes the dog walkers that won't clean up after their dogs.

On a side note, a couple of weeks ago I almost got took out by an extendo dog leash as a woman walked her two dogs and they ran across the entire path to look at the other side. All I saw was a red rope at near head tube height stretch across the entire path.
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Old 06-09-13, 11:26 AM
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Not on a MUP today, but riding up a road with a tree lined median, a couple walking their dog on an extender leash(they being on or next to the median and the dog stretched all the way acroos) with their backs to traffic(wrong side of the road), I'm coming down a dip and approaching at 25mph(also the road speed limit) and yell out, "Pull in your dog, please!" The do and I say "thank you."
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I spend a fair bit of time on the Coastal Trail in Anchorage. The only "worst ever" category I have come across is fast cyclists. They are the only ones that I have seen act like they own the trail and put others at risk. Every skier, walker, skater has been fairly reasonable. I have no real expectation that a family of 7, with 5 little kids, is going to carefully stay on the right side of the trail, so I don't ride at my normal speed of 24mph (ahem....). But I see other bikers seriously blazing. I had one fellow pass on my left, silently, doing at least 22mph and had I veered to the left at that time we would both have been seriously hurt. I was astounded. I'm sure some bikers have stories about skiers or whatever but so far in my experience, cyclists that choose to move fast are the greatest danger on that trail. Good article. Thanks.
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I have to agree with Digibud. Fast cyclists can be very rude. Im not fast but I got a bell to help work off the karmic burden I accumulated
during the time I thought walkers on the path werent supposed to move against traffic. Still seems wrong but I have to accept that as just my opinion.

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I never would have thought NJ and Alaska had things in common!A bike group in NJ is always educating the bike community on trail etiquette.As mtb riders we were kicked out of some parks due to complaints from other groups.Once you are out it is impossible to get back in.
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