Jim McDowell's THE REZ NEWS
No your not. It really irritats me to death.
A million dollars in taxpayer funded pavement and those idiots still won't ride on a bike path, where it is safer for everyone involved.
I just don't get it either! It's not like there are garbage cans, etc. all over the path, like maybe on a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood. Ya big dummy!!!
Can people who ride bikes in the street, when there is a bike path right beside it, be fined?
More appalled at the lack of reflective clothing. That's bicyclist 101. Blending in with the surroundings is the quickest way to get hit.
Funny comments. Cyclists are certainly allowed to use the road. This trail does have garbage cans on it at times near Laurel Wood. Cyclists with road bikes travel at speeds over 20mph. Probably not safe on a trail where there are walkers or joggers. These trails used mostly by recreational riders. But certainly when safe a cyclist should be on a path.
Yes it is legal for bikes to be on the road. It's actually not very safe for road bikes to be on the same trail as joggers because of the high speeds. As for the bike lane on Old Fannin, it is littered with rocks and glass from the road that will flatten a tire pretty quickly. The city will have to do a better job of sweeping it if they want bikers to use it.
To me, these paths are for runners and joggers, because cyclist use the roads due to their high speeds (when compared to a walker). Imagine someone on a bike coming at your family at 25 mph. It wouldn't be very safe.
I totally get the fact that serious bikers deserve to use the road. I get it and respect it completely. BUT must you bikers use the narrow curvy two lane roads in the area during morning and evening rush hour traffic? I can't tell you how many times I have seen bikers on manship road or wirtz road at 7:45am and at 5:30pm. They must have a death wish. With all the distracted drivers these days, there ain't nooo way I would risk my life on a bike with a car approaching.
those who are quick to anger regarding the roadies stroking upwards of 30 on a public road - where they are legally allowed to operate - are (at least in my personal experience) those who do not run on the very few and narrow multipurpose trails that do exist in the area. as a very active member of our running community, our great state is easily the least cyclist-friendly state in which i have ever trained. i believe this to be due not only to the good ole boys that swerve, honk, yell, and throw objects are cyclists, but the cyclists themselves. i have been in many pelotons where i have been ready to pack up and head home with some of the cyclists' behavior and poor common courtesy. at the end of the day, rushing to anger and judgment is always a lose-lose situation. afterall, every day is chest day. go lift.
Just because it is now legal, doesn't make it right or smart. I was taught not to play in traffic!Their parents surly failedHopefully, we can get the law reversed.
Not only in the road, but on Spillway, there is a bike road. At the road, there are stop signs at the intersections. I have NEVER seen one person stop. Last week, I was making a left onto Swallow Drive. As I turned I saw a bright green flash to my left. A guy on a bike ran the stop sign and missed my front fender by less than a foot! I slammed on the brakes. He never looked before, during or after. These nutballs need to follow road rules, since we must accommodate them as well. I should have just followed him and whopped his @#!.
It Should be against the law!
Great photo, I'm sure you were parked when you took it. I think this was me, good to know that people are taking photos while driving. I appreciate everyone's comments, I do have a flashing tail light but agree that a more reflective ensemble would help against the law abiding motorist. I realize that someone trying to commute to work to reduce their carbon footprint while attaining some exercise is probably punishable in this state, so much for being a trendsetter. I'll continue to wear the uniform so that I can put my life on the line for all of you to post anonymously about what a jerk I am. God Bless America. Jimmy B P.S. Sorry to interrupt your texting and driving session by being such an obstacle on the road.
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