My fellow blogger, Julie, wrote about bicyclists riding in the road in the dark without proper gear. It's a hazard and a huge safety issue. Check her out.
I have a great deal of respect for bikers. My husband rides and so do many of my friends. I don't mind sharing the road with them. My blog today isn't addressed to the people that know what they're doing on a bike. It's to the people who ride on the sidewalk without any regard for those of us who are walking on the sidewalk.
Yesterday I was out with, Augie, and a guy came up behind us on his bike. I never heard him coming. Augie, being a bit of a crazy little dude, will often dart from side to side - never wanting to let a blade of grass go un-sniffed . Had he chosen the exact moment the gentleman was passing us on the right to check out the fire hydrant on our right, there would have been a lot of howling and swearing. I would be doing the swearing - I leave the howling to Augie.
A simple "on your right" would have been nice. That should be ingrained into anyone's mind that decides to ride a bike.
Worse yet, he was hooked into his ipod so he missed my snarky comment.