Well then I gotta ask, are you in Europe? In this country most of us drive, and ride to the right.
Another reason for calling out "on your left" is so ONCOMING riders know there is a chance someone might run into their lane....
I guess if you're on a long flat straight area of a path then calling out isn't needed, but most paths have curves and trees and stuff.
Yeah I guess calling out is a pain in the butt, sort of like using turn signals, I get so tired of moving my hand, and why does anyone else on the road need to know where I'm going? It's none of their business anyway....
Tank-Ridin' Ryan said:It can get tiresome after a while. And what if I'm all the way over in the other lane while passing? (Meaning the leftmost part of the other lane) Is it really necessary then? If someone were to get hit in that situation, it would be because they bolted to the other side of the path without looking. In that case, they probably play in motorized traffic too.
Rick norris said:I kind of expect peds to not know.
My biggest issue is with fellow cyclist...Wearing ear buds up so loud they cant hear anything, like when you call ""on your left" and they drift left...or people that try to pass you when you called out "on your left" and start to pass someone. Or people that just pass with out calling out...I mean how hard is "ON YOUR LEFT"?
Forget etiquette, a bike is still a VEHICLE. And to ride it on the Lakefront Path is against the basic biking laws of Illinois, altho permitted by local statute.
When the Path has a decent number of pedestrians (i.e. after 8am), I just can't imagine trying to bike there. Why risk hurting someone, risking a bodily injury lawsuit for which you have no liability insurance, or at least creating bad biking vibes? Why not move over to the nearby streets: Clark, Lakeview, Sheridan...? I sure do.
what are some alternative areas to ride closeby then?