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Not Cyclists again! (and boot camps)

By Kim F 14 February 2013 28

Nope! Well. it has been a day without a new cycling related thread!

How about those masses of Boot Camp joggers on the cycle paths!

I like to go for an early morning ride arounds the lake, armed with my hooter and bell of course.

Of late, there have beem teeming masses of joggers, jogging in a group 3-4 abreast who get quite indignant that they should consider moving over and actually share the path.

I tips me lid to them for their endeavours but there are a few arrogant wankers amongst them!


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Postalgeek 1:50 pm 15 Feb 13

Aeek said :

FXST01 said :

Read the OP comments, KimF is not complaining about walkers but about the jogging Bootcampers hogging the path.

I can fix that.

I’ve been lucky not to collide with a powerwalker and a runner who, on separate occasions, reached their secret spot and made a U turn with absolutely no warning what so ever.

That happened once to me too. I don’t know who was more startled.

Aeek 1:23 pm 15 Feb 13

FXST01 said :

Read the OP comments, KimF is not complaining about walkers but about the jogging Bootcampers hogging the path.

I can fix that.

I’ve been lucky not to collide with a powerwalker and a runner who, on separate occasions, reached their secret spot and made a U turn with absolutely no warning what so ever.

Postalgeek 12:49 pm 15 Feb 13

Henry82 said :

dpm said :

Yes, we must stamp out this blight on our society! How dare people try to get/stay healthy in a park at 6am!.

using your reasoning we should allow subway sandwiches to set up shop wherever they like

You’ll have to flesh out that connection a bit more for me. I don’t quite see how a group of people doing sit-ups and jogging equates to a franchise in a commercial building. It’s probably obvious but I didn’t get much sleep last night…

Henry82 12:25 pm 15 Feb 13

dpm said :

Yes, we must stamp out this blight on our society! How dare people try to get/stay healthy in a park at 6am!.

using your reasoning we should allow subway sandwiches to set up shop wherever they like

Bosworth 12:12 pm 15 Feb 13

johnboy said :

The personal trainers expropriating the commons for their businesses is becoming a bigger problem.

That is a long-running issue. see this article from 2004

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2004-10-21/council-considers-boot-camp-ban/571168

FXST01 10:05 am 15 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

Oh, now we have cyclists complaining that walkers are hogging the path. Reminds me of a time when I had to slow down for riders hogging the road…

Read the OP comments, KimF is not complaining about walkers but about the jogging Bootcampers hogging the path.

bikhet 9:32 am 15 Feb 13

dpm said :

JonahBologna said :

In California the personal trainers are causing such a problem that they are about to get regulated. Including licensing fees as well as a proportional revenue fee.
LINK

Yes, we must stamp out this blight on our society! How dare people try to get/stay healthy in a park at 6am! I was planning on having a picnic there then! hahaha!
What’s the natural enemy of the personal trainer? Perhaps we need to introduce that species to get their numbers under control…
Sigh, i’m not sure if this is comical or depressing.

This has been discussed in a previous thread. The arguments remain the same. I had a quick look for the thread but couldn’t find it.

dpm 9:12 am 15 Feb 13

JonahBologna said :

In California the personal trainers are causing such a problem that they are about to get regulated. Including licensing fees as well as a proportional revenue fee.
LINK

Yes, we must stamp out this blight on our society! How dare people try to get/stay healthy in a park at 6am! I was planning on having a picnic there then! hahaha!
What’s the natural enemy of the personal trainer? Perhaps we need to introduce that species to get their numbers under control…
Sigh, i’m not sure if this is comical or depressing.

dpm 9:06 am 15 Feb 13

dungfungus said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

johnboy said :

The personal trainers expropriating the commons for their businesses is becoming a bigger problem.

I have often wondered what would happen if I just went over and joined in?

Too bad I’m such a busy person I have no time to find out.

You would have to be a fatty to blend in for a start.

Hope this doesn’t sound nasty, but with CGN’s alias, I can’t help but picture him as the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons! I can’t help it with that alias! 🙂 Hahaha!

JonahBologna 9:01 am 15 Feb 13

In California the personal trainers are causing such a problem that they are about to get regulated. Including licensing fees as well as a proportional revenue fee.
LINK

Ezy 8:27 am 15 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Too bad I’m such a busy person I have no time to find out.

Oh, so busy! But you still manage to find time to read and post on Riotact all day. Ha!

Yes – Cyclists are all the spawn of satan. We are the worst people in the world. We love to kick puppies and pull tails of kittens – yadda yadda yadda.

This is getting old people.

wildturkeycanoe 8:04 am 15 Feb 13

Oh, now we have cyclists complaining that walkers are hogging the path. Reminds me of a time when I had to slow down for riders hogging the road…

    johnboy 9:06 am 15 Feb 13

    Were the riders solid across both lanes? Don’t think I’ve ever seen that!

dpm 7:23 am 15 Feb 13

banco said :

DrKoresh said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

That is inconsiderate. Though as a fairly serious runner, it annoys me no end when I am running around the western loop, staying as far to the left of the path as possible, and still have cyclists make disparaging comments as they fly past about me being in the way.

Yeah, I’ve noticed that cyclists only ever seem to have the guts to talk down to folks when they’re in a position to ride away really fast.

That’s what rocks are for.

Hahaha! You really don’t have to scratch too far below the surface (12 posts in this case) to see that we haven’t evolved too far from the caveman!
“Gronk don’t like fast-moving wheeled person!”
Hahaha! Love it!

harley 1:02 am 15 Feb 13

Martlark said :

The shared paths need to be much wider. Enough for 3 mummys pushing prams, 3 biddies with poodles, 1 dad and 2 toddlers on wonky bikes and even the occasional fitness class to fit on one side.

good call.

we can surface them in bitumen, paint lines down the center, and paint random bits green.

banco 11:30 pm 14 Feb 13

DrKoresh said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

That is inconsiderate. Though as a fairly serious runner, it annoys me no end when I am running around the western loop, staying as far to the left of the path as possible, and still have cyclists make disparaging comments as they fly past about me being in the way.

Yeah, I’ve noticed that cyclists only ever seem to have the guts to talk down to folks when they’re in a position to ride away really fast.

That’s what rocks are for.

Martlark 8:37 pm 14 Feb 13

The shared paths need to be much wider. Enough for 3 mummys pushing prams, 3 biddies with poodles, 1 dad and 2 toddlers on wonky bikes and even the occasional fitness class to fit on one side.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:10 pm 14 Feb 13

devils_advocate said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

F HOOTERS!

Sorry I got distracted.

Yeah hooters tend to distract me, especially those of the joggers. Gotta struggle to keep my eyes on the road sometimes. I reckon they could explain a lot of the multi-car pileups that occur on Cth ave bridge sometimes.

Dunno about Fs though – Cs and Ds are plenty for me.

Bigger the better

dungfungus 6:05 pm 14 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

johnboy said :

The personal trainers expropriating the commons for their businesses is becoming a bigger problem.

I have often wondered what would happen if I just went over and joined in?

Too bad I’m such a busy person I have no time to find out.

You would have to be a fatty to blend in for a start.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:53 pm 14 Feb 13

johnboy said :

The personal trainers expropriating the commons for their businesses is becoming a bigger problem.

I have often wondered what would happen if I just went over and joined in?

Too bad I’m such a busy person I have no time to find out.

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