Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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What’s up with unfriendly bikers?

There seems to be an epidemic of unfriendly bicyclists in Davis lately. I was standing with a group of runners on the street near the start of a bike path when a bicyclist cussed at us for being in her way. We really do our best to share the road and warn each other when a bike is “up” or “back” so we can move over.

Most of us are bicyclists, too, and understand that street bikes on a smooth path are silent. If a biker wants to pass or have people make way, give some warning. Use a bell or smile and say “on your left.” Road rage is just as ugly on two wheels as behind the wheel.

Craighton Chin

Davis

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  • stevie price jrJuly 11, 2013 - 10:49 am

    Ya its really insane how bicyclists are But of course what ever the outcome is there is always going to be a road raged person ridding a bike or in a car that barely happens offten to have someone say on your left or right Or have a bell IF THEY DO THAT THEY ARE THE ROAD RAGER ON A BIKE

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  • Nice BikerJuly 12, 2013 - 8:40 am

    While not knowing the specifics of the incident the writer mentions, as a biker and occasional walker, I do experience many users of the Davis multi-use trails acting as though a bike will never be coming along. The worst offenders are dog walkers. Particularly those with the extendable leashes. I often come around a curve (cautiously) to find the dog walker on one side of the trail, and the dog on the other, with a thin, hard to see leash connecting the two. This endangers biker, walker, and dog. The situation is even more dangerous in shaded areas. The key, for bikers and walkers alike, is to always act as though one or the other is just around the corner. This means NOT riding side-by-side for bikers and NOT blocking the entire trail for groups of walkers, runners, dogs, etc. Also treat the trail like the "right side" standard for U.S. drivers. If we all remember there are multiple users on the trails, and act with that in mind, we'll all be safer.

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