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Reply To: E-Bikers, A Few Etiquette Improvements

Joseph Schlau, January 11, 2020 at 7:27 am

[quote quote=1314241]I think on your left applies more to trail riding to let people know you will be passing on the left lane.[/quote]

On your left was only one example I cited. The prevailing traffic conditions dictate the maneuver. The main point is that the bike or person you intend to pass acknowledges you are there and has control of their bike.

A warning not heard because a rider/walker is engaged in conversation, is listening to music on a headset or speakers, or just does not understand English is of limited use. Passing children is a particularly delicate operation because of their divided attention and inexperience.

Last year I was following a rider who was taking selfies. One hand on the grip and his mind focused on getting that perfect picture of himself. Definitely not ready to react. I waited until the photo session to end before passing. I guess a variation of this technique is the talking/texting riding style as well.

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