MOVE! Get Out Of The Way!

Posted: October 16, 2014 in Articles
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On the Schuylkill River Path, some bike riders have always been obnoxious with the way they speed past right next to you. It has always been annoying when they do that and unfortunately, they’ve only gotten worse.

A couple of weeks ago, as we were walking on the path, around 6-8 bikers came up behind us. Naturally, they were wanting to pass everyone walking/running, but instead of having some manners, they were shouting, “Get out of the way! Whooooo!” and expecting everyone to clear out of their way so that they could move along without applying their brakes at all. Some people stayed where they were and continued walking and some people moved out of the way for fear of being barreled over.

It seems as if the bike riders don’t want to understand that the path is for anyone and everyone whether they are walking, running, skateboarding, rollerblading, or yes, bike riding. It’s a public path! They think they should never have to break, never have to deal with people in their way, and that if anyone is in their way, they should immediately move onto the dirt (and sometimes mud) next to the path in order to let the bike gods through. If you don’t move, it seems like some of the bike riders will have their revenge by passing you at a high speed getting as close as possible to your obstinate soul. This way of passing used to just be annoying, but now it has reached the point of danger, to the point where they might actually hit you.

The majority of people on this path either walk or run, but as usual, it’s the minority bullies that ruin it for everyone else. What small people they are.

Well, that’s about the end of our rant for today 🙂

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