Rants Regarding Early Morning Ride on Bike Trails

Ok, I admit, I am nuts, riding on the San Tomas Aquino Bike Trail at 6 am, where it is still pretty dark (although it is getting lighter).  There aren’t many people on the trail at that time, but there are a few.

There are joggers out there … now I commend anyone who gets up that early, to do a workout, quickly get home, shower up, then fight traffic … woof … but if you are going to be out there in the dark, wear something reflective, or better yet, blinkers.  When I come behind you, I can only see you and react in a split second.  Very dangerous.

Other cyclists … same goes to you too.  Wear something reflective, and something that blinks informing the world that you are here.  I’ve got reflective bands on both my ankles, a blinking strap around my left leg, front and rear facing blinkers on my helmet, blinkers on my handlebar, blinkers under my saddle, and a forward facing headlight.  I want to let people know I am out here.

Lastly, to continue on the bike trail, we do have to cross a street with a traffic light.  Now I realize there is no one out there at 6 am, but don’t just cross the intersection on a red light (even if there are no cars around).  That leaves a bad precedence.  I guess they haven’t seen Harold and Kumar, and the scene where they step off the curb, and immediately get pulled over for J-walking, completely out of the blue?

Ok, glad I got that off my chest.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in cycling, Rants. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Rants Regarding Early Morning Ride on Bike Trails

  1. Dom Tuliop says:

    Sorry I’ll put a blinky on but I’m not waiting there for no darn good reason
    “but don’t just cross the intersection on a red light (even if there are no cars around). That leaves a bad precedence. “

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s