Safety on the Bike Path

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  1. deborsk

    deborsk Beach Lover

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    Last week a friend of mine was knocked off her bike by a young female biker riding toward her while texting. Needless to say, my friend ended up with abrasions and multiple bruises--not a good thing when you are over 60--or any age for that matter. So beware...or be very vocal when on your bike.. YELL at bikers who are texting.
    I for one will not be riding the bike path this summer--too dangerous.
     
  2. TJMay

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    And bikers, for your own safety and the safety of walkers, announce your presence when passing a walker with something like "on your left..."
     
  3. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Thanks for the safety reminders! I have seen more and more bikers looking at phones and texting while on the bike path in the middle of Seaside, etc. Unbelievable. I don't think I could actually do this if I tried.
     
  4. groveral

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    or,,,bike bells work great on 30A
     
  5. Will B

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    Or ride on 30A where it's safe!

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!
     
  6. Conn006

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    If your wearing Spandex, you should definitely be on the road! If your riding for time and distance , you should be on the road!

    No Lance Armstrongs on the Path!!!!
     
  7. Will B

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    I couldn't agree more! The path is not safe for road bikes at high speed.

    We haven't had a good bikes on 30A rumble on the board for a while!
     
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  8. LarsAtTheBeach

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    I believe there is a plan to add a road bike lane seperate from the multi use path.
     
  9. TJMay

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    Agreed but most rental bikes don't have bells but everyone has a voice!
     
  10. LarsAtTheBeach

    LarsAtTheBeach Beach Fanatic

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  11. seabythegrove

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    It is a fact most renters check their brains at the Florida state line...
     
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