6.28.2007

Feared For My Life

Do you see them bikers in the photo that are in the photo on the walking path of the bridge? They almost ran me over!! There I was walking peacefully on the Freedom Bridge heading into downtown St Paul, when I hear this "On your right" yell from the leader of the bike gang. I had to step, I mean "jump" out of the way to save myself from a serious injury of a fast moving 10 speed. I swear as they passed, I heard one of them say to me, "hi" and nodded his head up and down. I was trembling in fear.

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10 comments:

Kate said...

I find the shadow of the guard rail an interesting pattern.

Aigars Bruvelis said...

IF not the horrifying story I would say what a great day you had with the plenty of sunshine:):)

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is the proper lingo on bile trails. "Passing on your right" or left. The first time I heard it on a bike trail I was shocked because I had no idea anybody was even behind me. And it is custom here to say, "Hi" or "Hello" or "Good Morning" after passing.

I like your photo. The tale made it more interesting.

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iBlowfish said...

I feel sorry for you, I always ride my bike in park so the words of "on your left" or "on your right" are pretty much familiar for me. But so far I haven't got finger or someone screamed out loud yet.

MOEVIEW said...

Oh the days you wished you carried a big stick with you. Hope your ticker is ok.

magiceye said...

the bikers represent the fast paced generation that will wipe you out if you dont step out of their way!

lovely picture

Carol E. said...

Hey, have you been wondering why they did not reinstall the flags on the Wabasha Bridge (OK, the Wabasha Freedom Bridge)? I expected them to go back up in the spring, but they still aren't up... maybe in the next day or two for the 4th.

slinger said...

Humm, they still are not out? I took this photo in the early spring and also figured they were waiting for the warmer weather season. The flags give that bridge character and helps one get a better understanding of the bridges name.

Z said...

No bike bells on the bikes? Here, that's what I hear first and then often a greeting as they go past. I guess there is a set protocol of which side they're supposed to pass on (probably the left, unless there's a designated bike lane as there are in some places).

K. Leidorf said...

Despite what happen this is a realliy nice photo. The color are clean and brilliant and the lines and composition well done.