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StopMeansStop
05-25-2011, 06:13 PM
Today I rode by a playground and rang my bell while yelling ICE CREEEEEEEEEEAM!!!!

The children were not amused.

Brock
05-26-2011, 07:18 AM
Brilliant!

My summer project has been photo bombing tourists. It seems that every time I ride past a monument, there's a bus full of people hanging out the windows to take pictures, so I slow down, stand up out of the saddle, and give them a big smile.

acc
05-26-2011, 07:45 AM
Because I remember being terrified of the bike people when I pushed a stroller on the trails, when I see a mom pushing one I always slow way down, peer into the stroller's contents, and yell, "Squeee! Congratulations! and Good Luck!" It is a small gesture of goodwill. And when I see young kids on bikes with parents I treat them like a fellow rider and say, "Have a good ride and give them a thumbs up sign." They usually grin. Hey, they may grow up to be a fabulous cyclist, who knows?

But I do this knowing with a fair degree of accuracy where the crowds will thin out and I can get down to business.

Happy trails,
ann

CCrew
05-26-2011, 08:11 AM
when I pushed a stroller on the trails,

If you weren't pushing one of those double wide ones with another mom beside you so you were taking up the whole trail you weren't doing it right though :)

acc
05-26-2011, 08:19 AM
I admit, there are moments when I've overestimated my endurance and I'm ten miles from home and I see one of those rigs and wish I could climb in and tow Spartacus behind me. I'm pretty sure I could fit. So far, I've never resorted to using my "cab money" dutifully taped to my phone, mostly because those kids of mine who used to ride in strollers would never let me live it down. But I've been tempted.