Note from Dan: I’ve ridden my bike on the Roanoke River greenway many times; I always call out “on the left” when passing pedestrians — and occasionally I find some walking three and four abreast in a manner that blocks whole path. But until today, it never occurred to me that those walkers might be deliberately blocking cyclists. And then I read this portion of a post from regular BobH on a thread from Wednesday.
“I participated in the CROP walk last October, some of which was on the greenway. I have never seen anything as rude as most of the bicyclists were. Most never said a word when they went zipping past and treated us like we were an annoyance to their turf. They did not believe in sharing anything, especially not the greenway.
But we got the last laugh. We strarted walking 5 abreast making the bicyclists go around us off the pavement. They had some choice words for that too, none of which were “sport” or “sir” and none of which will pass even the low standards of this BLOG.”