pyruse wrote:Am I the only one who find shouts of 'on your right' or 'on your left' confusing?
I rarely say this as people, including other cyclists, are guaranteed to move to the opposite side I want
. I don't have a bell and normally give a pleasant greeting – responses vary from the friendly to the indifferent. I've only been admonished once, by a jogger who objected to me being there in the first place ( a cycle path)
, and translated an innocuous 'good morning' as 'get out of my way'. I have found in town that my voice gets drowned by traffic noise so a bell would be more useful - two even better! On a recent group ride along a greenway, one chap kept whistling loudly at walkers to warn of our approach – not a tuneful whistle, more of an 'oi, you' one – which I found both mortifying and antisocial. I wish I'd told him to shut up