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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
People do unexpected things, especially on multi-use paths. I still figure it's my responsibility to pass them safely. This generally means slowing down to the speed of a power walker in busy areas. And I'm still able to do that whether or not I can hear them, or if they can hear me. I honestly think in my area it's better to just keep quiet and pass slowly. No matter my choice of words the reaction seems to be split 50/50 between working with me and doing just the opposite.
It's funny around here (Minneapolis area), on a 25-mile ride you can go from the city, where nearly everybody gets the trail rules and we all work together well. But ride out to the exurbs, and you'll find fewer people understand the rules and you need to use more caution. On the bright side, the exurbs have significantly fewer trail users.
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