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Essex column: Act like other people are using the trail – Glenwood Springs Post Independent

I#8217;ve slowed, dinged my bell several times. Getting no visible notice, I#8217;ve shouted: #8220;Bike! On your left!#8221;

It is incumbent on riders to give other trail users a wide berth, to warn of our approach and to slow down as safety requires. My wife was buzzed last year by riders who shouted they were doing a #8220;time trial.#8221; BS. Go to Lower River Road or Missouri Heights.

However, by whatever means you are traveling, you should always expect that others will be behind you. Always.

I know that road cyclists, which is how I spend most of those hours on the trail, irritate and even frighten some people. While it#8217;s not easy to exceed the 20 mph speed limit going toward Aspen, for some folks it#8217;s almost coasting to go that fast toward Glenwood.

I so wish all bicyclists would wear helmets.

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