Monday, August 26, 2013
Today I walked the rail trail with DH and he was able to walk much faster than of late. He has been using the gazelle and I am proud of his efforts.
Today as usual there were a number of cyclists who came up from behind and almost hit us as we spun round. There is a lot of road noise and it muffles any sounds from the bikes.
The rules are the bikes always pass on our left. We have taken to always thank the people who use their bell to announce themselves. We often yell after them these days because it is getting to be a hazard. The trail have put up small fancy signs asking for announcements from the cyclists.
Today was a lot worse than usual. We called after them but we have to find a solution.
My friend kept shouting "RING YOUR BELL" some were without bells. I have decided I am going to sew some over our heads Vests and on the back I will paint an arrow pointing to our left.
Beneath it I will paint BELL or YELL PLEASE. Short and sweet I think, I will let you know if it helps.
I am thinking of approaching the Governor with our idea since we now have many rail trails around the state. There is a hope that many will eventually combine so we can walk or bike in safety from cars but not yet safe with bicycles.
My long walks clear my head, I must get back to Strength training but I still have to have my second cataract surgery in 2 weeks time.
I am off to bed, thanks Spark friends you are all