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Old 06-28-05, 07:25 AM
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One thank you and one apology

To the dude on the sweet Specialized this morning at 6:45 on the Toronto Lakeshore trail by the naval base. You stopped to offer me the use of your co2 cartridge while I was changing a flat. I had the wrong valve type, but thanks for stopping to help anyways.

To the dude on the full suspension mountain bike(didn't catch the brand) on the same trail about an hour later. I'm sooo sorry I tried to pass you on your right hand side. I zoned out bad and I'm very sorry I caused you to wipe out. I stopped to make sure you were ok and you said you were but I still feel really bad, especially for (unintentionally) downing another cyclist. It sucks, and I hope your bike and yourself are ok.

I hope tomorrows ride goes better than todays.
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Old 06-28-05, 08:03 AM
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Woah... hahaha... Bad day eh?
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Old 06-28-05, 08:09 AM
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Woah... hahaha... Bad day eh?
Well, in five years back on the bike, today's ride was the worst. Hope the rest of the day goes better.
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Just a thought...I was in Dick's Sporting Goods and found valve stem converters (P to S) for $1.99 a pair. They now reside in my patch kit and while I haven't needed them yet, I feel more comfortable knowing that I've got that contingency covered.
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Old 06-29-05, 05:07 AM
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I hear that...my LBS threw in two of those when I picked up my bike....darned glad to have 'em too.
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Old 06-29-05, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MAK
Just a thought...I was in Dick's Sporting Goods and found valve stem converters (P to S) for $1.99 a pair. They now reside in my patch kit and while I haven't needed them yet, I feel more comfortable knowing that I've got that contingency covered.
They're $1 CDN at MEC. Anyways, you should never ever pass another cyclist on the right.
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Old 06-29-05, 11:41 AM
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why is the right bad? is it because as traffic rules go (for cars, etc.) you shouldn't pass on the right, and that applies to bikes, also?

Sorry, I just would like to know.

Sucks about your morning, I guarantee the rest of the day will be better!
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Old 06-29-05, 02:11 PM
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Well, it is just weird. Its an American custom to pass on the left. In England/Austrailia I guess they would pass on the right...
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Originally Posted by coney
why is the right bad? is it because as traffic rules go (for cars, etc.) you shouldn't pass on the right, and that applies to bikes, also?

Sorry, I just would like to know.

Sucks about your morning, I guarantee the rest of the day will be better!
Yes. If I was riding along a bike path, i'd never expect to have someone pass me on my right. If anything you'd be eating grass, especially if someone was coming down the opposite way when you did your move.

Of course this doesn't apply to other places where you don't drive/bike on the right side of the road by law.
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