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Old 12-20-16, 01:59 PM
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I was in Jamestown a few weeks back and someone had a buzzer or something that he had on his handlebars. It was not shrill or alarming but loud enough to let me know he was coming a different kind of sound. It was really cool. I let people know I am coming if they are waddling or biking in my lane. Usually if it is another biker they are riding faster than me anyways but the pedestrians are another matter. The Va capitol trail will have a group waddling across the whole path, don't they know it's a bike path. I appreciate someone letting me know they are coming. They don't have to do it but they do most of the time and I appreciate it. I think for the most part in the short time I have been riding that the biking community in general is pretty cool and polite.
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
It's a shame it's not your own free choice, but that's not a reason not to enjoy it. Not that the Dutch do enjoy every ride, if it wasn't enjoyable they enjoy complaining about it afterwards.

On the subject, I think it's a matter of etiquette to at least look for consensus and try to complie if you found any. Make it easy for others and don't make them have to think about what you want. Use a bell, it's easy to hear, you instantly know the direction and the distance of the one ringing it, and you immediately know that it's a cyclist. If someone shouts you'll have to think whether it's just a cyclist wanting to pass, or something else is happening. You might even want to take a look behind you and leave the straight line.

It's not just about you and the other cyclist at that point in time, it's a collective matter between cyclists in general over time. Be predictable and contribute to order rather than chaos.

I wrote a couple sentences, and you read a Portugese copy of War and Peace between the lines.

Dude. The lab in Transylvania still has brains in a jar, let Marty Feldman pick one out for you.
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