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    Quote Originally Posted by Amalitza View Post
    ... people just translate that habit to the trails either without giving it much thought or thinking of bikes as fast and scary things like cars that should be treated similarly.
    I've figured that was the logic also, but I've noticed this when there are other joggers and walkers all on the right side, so I'm befuddled as to why someone wouldn't think "hmm, maybe I should be on the same side as everyone else"

    Several years ago, before there were many bike commuters, I used to take the Wash Blvd sidewalk path along the Pentagon to Memorial Bridge and almost all the joggers (who I assumed to be military types) would be of the left side. I figured this was a military or overseas thing and gave up my fuming. Altho taking it a few times recently, it seems most everyone is on the right side, so maybe habits are changing...

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    You: riding, without a helmet, I think with only one hand on the handlebars, backwards baseball cap, riding southbound in the northbound PBL on Eads this AM.

    Me: riding with a helmet and hands ready to brake, but right hand ringing bell wildly, northbound in the NB PBL on Eads.

    I called "Wrong way! There is a lane on the other side!"

    Usually this is met with shrugs by confused CaBi riders, etc.

    Instead your response was "Why? Dumba$$"

    I could have explained why, but you were gone.

    I usually don't post issues with cyclists, as opposed to drivers. But this kind of riding is a lot more likely to lead to collisions and problems of all kinds than the cautious Idahos that provoke letters to the editor. And I am not at all sure how we reach these people.

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    I was wondering if anybody ever rides the wrong way on a bike lane.

    It would be a test of my patience for sure if encountered another cyclist barreling head on towards me in a bike lane. Might need to start carrying another "tool" if this becomes a widespread "thing"

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    I dunno. Maybe stop, dismount, and place your bike perpendicular to the lane so the salmoning cyclist has to make an effort to go around you?

    Perhaps we should be happy such folks aren't driving cars?!

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    Nah I'll just lob the Holy Grenade of Antioch at him.

    Or a rubber chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GovernorSilver View Post
    Nah I'll just lob the Holy Grenade of Antioch at him.
    One, two, five.

    Three, sire.

    Boom.

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    Then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett L. View Post
    Then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it!!
    I always heard that as "being *not in* my sight." I like naughty better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I always heard that as "being *not in* my sight." I like naughty better.
    It's definitely "being naughty in my sight." It seems to be more a British thing than an American one to refer to anyone but children as "naughty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amalitza View Post
    I don't actually know for sure that this is true, but I've always assumed it's because we're generally taught that if we have to be pedestrians in the road, we should walk (or jog) on the left, facing traffic http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/progra...nst-or-traffic and people just translate that habit to the trails either without giving it much thought or thinking of bikes as fast and scary things like cars that should be treated similarly.
    Yeah, I once watched a father carefully instructing his children that they should always walk to the right on the trails, based on this theory. I tried to correct him tactfully, but I'm not sure whether I managed either the correction or the tact part.

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