If this stencil is there...

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    ...and there ain’t a runner or dog walker or couple holding hands stencil , and the city calls it a “protected bike lane” , then why are there civilians on foot in MY lane ! :mad:

    There’s also a sidewalk 8 ft away.

    I don’t want your germs, I don’t want to run into you, I don’t want to be that close to you.

    Thank you.

    Have a nice walk. Or jog. Or “run”.

    On the sidewalk...


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    Not calling you out... But the next time I see someone on a bicycle even remotely obeying the law, It will be my first time.
     
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    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Two words... cattle prod. Problem solved. Well done. Good idea?
     
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    Nice bike paths!
     
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    First Law of Motion - An object in motion stays in motion

    We cyclists are a law abiding people.
     
  6. Mike Eskimo

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    On my bike ? I AM the law...

    I’m also lit up like a Christmas Tree and signal my intentions to cars broadly and demonstrably so - hit me and Geoff Fieger will see you in court. And then my son will upgrade where he’s going to go to college...
     
  7. Toto'sDad

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    The danger in making a statement like that is if they see an old guy riding a bike with an igloo on his back, they're probably going to hit passing gear if they see the unavoidable/inevitable is going to take place! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That's right! No civilians! That lane is for military pedestrians only!
     
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    There is a certain subset of runners who refuse to use sidewalks. I believe because they don't want to go up and down curbs at street crossings.
    Which I find amazingly lazy, and entitled.
     
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    It's funny your posting this because just the other day, I almost had illicit relations with a bike wheel when a bicycle overtook me from behind on the sidewalk. I jumped (pretty nimbly for a 76 year old) aside and hollered a little warning next time bozo! Since the lockdown, when my wife and I are out walking, we have to monitor fore and aft to assure we aren't mown down by the well intentioned entire family riding on the sidewalk. I thought about giving way, and walking in the bike lane, but then just as I stepped into it a surly old fart came roaring by cussing and shouting for me to get the hell out of the bike lane!
     
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    I give cyclists and runners a wide berth, but I'm convinced some of them are suicidal. Or just get off on inconveniencing motorists. Especially during commute time.

    Oh, and to the bicyclist who blows through stop signs and red lights to "conserve momentum", you're using a renewable resource. My motor vehicle uses fossil fuels, so I think my momentum is more important than yours.
     
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    Since the lockdown there are so many more people out on the streets it's amazing. The other day, a young woman was jogging on the other side of the four lane street we were walking on. She made a misstep too close to the curb, and went down hard, I was going to try and cross the street and help her, but just then a whole group of people on her side of the street showed up. In short order someone came and got her in a car. I'm almost certain she just missed the sidewalk with her footfall, and turned her ankle badly from it turning on the curb.
     
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    I carry one every day on our walk! (just in case I run into a surly old bicyclist trying to hog the bike lane)
     
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    It's most likely because concrete is harder than asphalt and this is harder on your feet and joints. When you run dozens of miles it's noticeable I'm sure.
     
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  15. Mike Eskimo

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    Ooof !

    I never shout to warn people - I whistle. Super loud tongue style.

    But ear buds/phones means everyone’s just floating in space . Their own space .

    Then take up biking and join the crew. The low-impact crew. The much-faster, more jollies crew.
     
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    This is not personally aimed at the OP or anyone at all. But around here, I see bicyclists with correct gear and markings... blow through stops signs and red lights ALL THE TIME. They’ll even hold up their hands and give some type of signal as they do it... as if to say, “Please take close notice and recognize me... AS I BREAK THE TRAFFIC LAW.”

    If I do a rolling stop through the stop sign at the end of my road, I get a ticket. Bicyclists do it every single day, all the time.
     
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    Bike path? I haven't seen those since I was in college. Who has the tax revenue, space, and demand for those?
     
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    I scoff at your self-righteous remonstrations.

    Going in with no helmet!

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