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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    To many pedestrians, especially those not familiar with local trail conventions, a bell, especially a loud one, just means "get out of my way." I use my voice for this reason, but of course, that annoys some people too.
    I try (try....) to lead with a pleasantry. "Hi there! Coming by on your left" or such. No one has yelled at me yet but I did have one lady give me the finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    Bells and lights. The two great trail debates that will never be settled.
    As well as helment laws and the Idaho/Delaware/Oregon stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    To many pedestrians, especially those not familiar with local trail conventions, a bell, especially a loud one, just means "get out of my way." I use my voice for this reason, but of course, that annoys some people too.
    Also a lot of trail users have limited English language ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    Also a lot of trail users have limited English language ability.
    And some people can't hear at all, whatevs, you can't fix everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlcxrider View Post
    To make sure you know I'm passing and you stay to the right.

    Unlike the runner who pulled a 180 right in front of me on the W&OD last summer. I dinged the bell and followed it up with a "passing left"--she cut me off anyway, account earbuds... A minor crash, with some road rash as swerved hard, but I could ride away. No damage whatsoever to the other party.
    I've always been under the impression that when a runner or walker hears my bell, it is the equivilent of a starters pistol, the signal to go from walking to running (or vice versa) or to change directions.

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