Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Note to Self - Biking and Pedestrians

OK, ALWAYS announce you are coming/going to pass. Pedestrians are unpredictable - in their own little worlds and just because they might start heading one way doesn't mean they can't stop dead in their tracks and decide to go the other way. And it doesn't help if you like to go as fast as you possibly can. It just might lead to you slamming on your brakes to only sort of bump the pedestrian, and you flying off your bike. Sigh. At least I didn't blame it on the pedestrian, which I had one biker do to me once.

9 comments:

Tera said...

Damned pedestrians...I hit one once...okay, maybe twice, but you know what? He totally was not crossing in a crosswalk! And do you know he had the nerve to lay on my hood pointing his finger at me as if I had done something wrong??? The nerve!

NoRegrets said...

Well, I've written before and it's a dangerous attitude, but if someone is jaywalking, and I"m in a car, it's not up to me to keep them safe - it's their responsibility. Unless I'm in a good mood and realize everyone makes mistakes. But watch out if I'm PMS-ing.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

That's why my bike has a cowcatcher on the front

NoRegrets said...

LOL!

NoRegrets said...

I thought it was just because you were from Texas...

DangerDoll said...

A cowcatcher! THERE it is! My husband's always complaining about the blood and muscle that gets caught in the front license plate. This should totally solve the problem!

Geez. You're like Martha Stewart or something.

Tera said...

LMAO @ Gyuss!!!

Susan said...

I got ran into by a bike yesterday. Darn me and my gazing out at the water and not paying attention to who may be avoiding a car hitting them and hit the curb and come flying at me. He was nice though...very nice. hehehehe

NoRegrets said...

Did you get his number so you could call him if you developed symptoms that needed medical care? Like mouth to mouth?