InTheWoods wrote:fatdudeonabike wrote:I'm flying down a hill - Strava segment (why else?!) - I see a guy with his 2 kids right at the T-Junction at the bottom of the hill. I ring my bell from a good 75m away and start to slow down (booooo!) - he grabs his kids, moves them off the path... then when I'm 20 metres away, one of the kids comes back onto the path...
Well done with the weight loss. Strava on a shared path = don't do it, or at least stop strava-ing if you see anybody else on it, especially kids. It is a path, not a racetrack.
Never stops the guys and girls flying down the M7 shared path with pedestrians on it.
I do agree, when there are kids around, you've got to slow down - you've got to take it easy around them because they will do unpredictable things. They are kids, it's what they do at that age. By the way, no matter how cautious you are, someone will always find something you did wrong.
My strategy around kids is to slow right down, go past them carefully, say hello and thanks to the parents and on my way. It's interesting how many people on here very strongly advocate slowing right down to go past pedestrians, yet how few people you see doing it in reality. Most people still go by at 25km/h, rather than slowing down to 10km/h.