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bampilot06 10-11-21 06:49 AM

Thereís a heated discussion on the local nextdoor about cyclist. So walkers donít think cyclist should be allowed on the Capital trail. Some dog walkers think itís not appropriate for a bike to pass them on the trail.

Probably the same people that complain when they see us on the road.

Velo Vol 10-11-21 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22265464)
People who ride e-bikes are likely ascared to ride on the open road. And for good reason. The open road has changed a bit since they were last on a bike.

You forgot to tag rjones28

DougRNS 10-11-21 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22265451)
couldn't hurt

Why not just get a new bike?:foo:

LesterOfPuppets 10-11-21 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265531)

OMG
When you said mismatched wheels I didn't know it was going to be on the reverse aero plan.

ls01 10-11-21 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22265566)
Why not just get a new bike?:foo:

That's always an option

indyfabz 10-11-21 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22265484)
I rode the train across it, twice, in 1956.

i can't remember the number of times I have taken the train through it. I went to law school at Pitt and used to ride Amtrak to and from Philly for most breaks. Just did it again last year to start a tour home from Pittsburgh. Amtrak recently introduced trainside checked bike service on the route. No need to box or disassemble the bike. A member of the crew hangs it in the baggage car for you.

rjones28 10-11-21 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22265464)
People who ride e-bikes are likely ascared to ride on the open road. And for good reason. The open road has changed a bit since they were last on a bike.

Mrs rjones28 and I mainly ride our e-bikes on the open road.

datlas 10-11-21 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265533)
Thereís a heated discussion on the local nextdoor about cyclist. So walkers donít think cyclist should be allowed on the Capital trail. Some dog walkers think itís not appropriate for a bike to pass them on the trail.

Probably the same people that complain when they see us on the road.

Mrs datlas and I took a 4 mile hike on our local MUP yesterday. It was interesting to see the variety of walkers, runners, and cyclists. I saw stupidity on all sides. I really liked the dog walkers who were walking on the far right of the trail with dog on leash walking on the far left of the trail. A cyclist came by and had to nearly stop as a result. I think each one thought the other was a total French Shower. And they were probably both right.

rjones28 10-11-21 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22265543)
You forgot to tag rjones28

You can even ride an e-bike on the open road when it snows.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a0b4fe35e5.png

Mojo31 10-11-21 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265531)

Hot.

Velo Vol 10-11-21 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22265491)
I am waiting to find out which coast gets the winning trophy and which gets the participation trophy.

Bueller??

Must I do everything for you people?

Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265533)
Thereís a heated discussion on the local nextdoor about cyclist. So walkers donít think cyclist should be allowed on the Capital trail. Some dog walkers think itís not appropriate for a bike to pass them on the trail.

Probably the same people that complain when they see us on the road.

Dog walkers are the worst.

datlas 10-11-21 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22265672)
Must I do everything for you people?

In this case, if you don't do it, no one will.

bampilot06 10-11-21 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22265589)
Mrs datlas and I took a 4 mile hike on our local MUP yesterday. It was interesting to see the variety of walkers, runners, and cyclists. I saw stupidity on all sides. I really liked the dog walkers who were walking on the far right of the trail with dog on leash walking on the far left of the trail. A cyclist came by and had to nearly stop as a result. I think each one thought the other was a total French Shower. And they were probably both right.


I agree, negligence can be found in all parties. I have crashed due to pedestrians twice on the capital trail. I have never crashed due to a cyclist on the capital trail but I have come close.


I canít stand the people with head phones so loud they canít hear me. I make three announcements and I let my wheel coast which is really loud. Most of the time I get a wave so I know they heard me. Sometimes I get nothing, so I slow way down to pass. I have gotten cussed out before after I announced multiple times and slowed down because they couldnít hear me.

Most riders donít slow down, but after having a lady walk right enfront of me I donít take chances.

bampilot06 10-11-21 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22265571)
OMG
When you said mismatched wheels I didn't know it was going to be on the reverse aero plan.


Iím trying to start a new trend. I swear it added atleast 50 watts to my climbs.

BillyD 10-11-21 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22265597)
Hot.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f40b296964.gif

Velo Vol 10-11-21 08:45 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :bday:

rjones28 10-11-21 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22265672)
Must I do everything for you people?

Dog walkers are the worst.

You started it.

big john 10-11-21 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265533)
Thereís a heated discussion on the local nextdoor about cyclist. So walkers donít think cyclist should be allowed on the Capital trail. Some dog walkers think itís not appropriate for a bike to pass them on the trail.

Probably the same people that complain when they see us on the road.

Wherever you go on a bicycle there will be people who don't want you there. Even on bike paths. Even on off-road trails designated for bikes. And especially on the road.

datlas 10-11-21 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22265571)
OMG
When you said mismatched wheels I didn't know it was going to be on the reverse aero plan.

That's funny!

Mojo31 10-11-21 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22265745)
That's funny!

All "latest and greatest" ideas start someplace.

Velo Vol 10-11-21 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22265727)
You started it.

Does Jeff Bezos fill all the Amazon orders?

WhyFi 10-11-21 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22265533)
Thereís a heated discussion on the local nextdoor about cyclist. So walkers donít think cyclist should be allowed on the Capital trail. Some dog walkers think itís not appropriate for a bike to pass them on the trail.

Probably the same people that complain when they see us on the road.

Well they're ******g idiots, aren't they?

datlas 10-11-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22265764)
All "latest and greatest" ideas start someplace.

Yes, but if I tried that approach my idea would get sidetracked in a hurry.

Velo Vol 10-11-21 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22265780)
Well they're ******g idiots, aren't they?

Wow, so much anger against dogs.

WhyFi 10-11-21 09:24 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22265491)
I am waiting to find out which coast gets the winning trophy and which gets the participation trophy.

Bueller??

I'm waiting to see the effect of the demotivation. I'm thinking that the line is somewhere around 300 total miles fewer than the previous week. :foo:


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