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    All within a space of a few miles, and on the same trail. I did one of my rare journeys into Philadelphia.

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    I'm more into the first scene.
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    • #3
      I don't bike the trail into Philly very often. As one can see, it can become crowded, and I shifted down to travel slowly. But other bicyclists go full throttle which is not only scary for the people, but if one sees one of them coming at you. And some people walk the trail as if they are the only ones. The trail is 12 feet or more wide, so why do they walk to take up most of the width? I took a side trip on a 2 mile or so 'Heritage" trail. It is all uphill, but fun to do the return ride without having to pedal.
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      • #4
        I'm with Jill...love the greenery!
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        • #5
          the path is clear and clean.
          im gonna like the vibe (nature vibe) if I'm going to run there

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          • #6
            Originally posted by calicokitty View Post
            I don't bike the trail into Philly very often. As one can see, it can become crowded, and I shifted down to travel slowly. But other bicyclists go full throttle which is not only scary for the people, but if one sees one of them coming at you. And some people walk the trail as if they are the only ones. The trail is 12 feet or more wide, so why do they walk to take up most of the width? I took a side trip on a 2 mile or so 'Heritage" trail. It is all uphill, but fun to do the return ride without having to pedal.
            I have that happen too, when 2 or more people will take up the whole path. I do have a bell on my bicycle, but I usually just yell out excuse me, or passing on the left.
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            • #7
              I will often simply call out "on your left" but last weekend, I did a couple of Whoas! I was monitoring a mother and her kid, and the kid was on a scooter, and as I passed, suddenly veered towards me, and I was as far over as possible. I had slowed down, but it was close.
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                Originally posted by calicokitty View Post
                I will often simply call out "on your left" but last weekend, I did a couple of Whoas! I was monitoring a mother and her kid, and the kid was on a scooter, and as I passed, suddenly veered towards me, and I was as far over as possible. I had slowed down, but it was close.
                I've had that happen to me too. I've also had kids on bicycles dart right in front of me.
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                • #9
                  Very interesting situation today. The trail ranger vehicle was stopped, and a person was off the side asking a question. I slowed, and saw I had space to go between them, yet coming up the trail at full blast was a rider. He had no intention of slowing and I think he went behind the person in the grass. It is these speed demons that are just in a class by themselves. I think some of these riders have no idea that there is a brake on their bicycles.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by calicokitty View Post
                    Very interesting situation today. The trail ranger vehicle was stopped, and a person was off the side asking a question. I slowed, and saw I had space to go between them, yet coming up the trail at full blast was a rider. He had no intention of slowing and I think he went behind the person in the grass. It is these speed demons that are just in a class by themselves. I think some of these riders have no idea that there is a brake on their bicycles.
                    People need to be respectful of other people's ride, or walk for that matter.
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