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thutson464 wrote...
There are several stop signs located along the trail at the entrance to the housing developments, Safeway, etc. I am so tired of these bikes blowing through these stop signs with total disregard. As I was turning into Village Green a few weeks back I almost hit a biker that didn't even hesitate at the stop sign. Then he had the nerve to flip me off as he sped away. To bad the Orting police don't sit by one of the stop signs. They could write enough tickets to pay their salary!
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settub wrote...
I’m retired and I won’t walk the trail on the weekends because of the fast bikes.
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lorrainyday wrote...
I am in total agreement with the numerous people having trouble with the bikers on the Orting Trail....it is so unfortunate for the very FEW bikers who actually do follow the rules as the MAJORITY don't and give all a bad name! I do wonder with so many having a problem why SOMETHIMG isn't done. So that said maybe it is time for someone in this town to run for Mayor who does care because we have the voice and the right to vote for someone who will actually listen! Let's follow the rules!
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trailwalker wrote...
continued.... if you Olympic hopefuls want a place to "train" or challenge your heart rates......take to the roads. Then you can "ride like the wind" & challenge the autos to a drag race.
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trailwalker wrote...
The unfortunate thing is....nothing will be done about this issue. The police aren't going to start issuing tickets to combat this ever growing problem.
Last year my wife & I were riding the trail with our kids. My son was riding on the trail & a team of wanna-be Lance Armstrong riders in their lycra on their way to their Olympic dreams blew by him like he was standing still. But worse than the fact that they were travelling too fast is they were saying to get out of the way.
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ortingfriend wrote...
I wonder how we can lovingly yet sternly let the fastriders know that they don't own the trail. Possibly encourage the riders that while they ride through the town of Orting to be willing to take it slow while riding through this populated part of the trail?
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rbutler wrote...
If you scroll down you will see where I wrote of the very same problem. That was in Aug 2011. I will only walk the sidewalk now. Too bad. Something should be done.
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papared wrote...
This Grumpy Senior looked up the trail rules for you high speed bikers and you need to take note, you have to obey the 10 MPH speed limit and you and the skaters have to yield to Pedestrians. Don't speed around me you will rue the day. Grumpy Senior
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faithborn1 wrote...
I am very nervous while on the trail regarding the "high speed" bikers. What I really don't understand, is if we are to "share the road" with bicycles, why don't they follow the law and stop at posted stop signs while on the trail. They blast through them, without hardly looking out for vehicles. I live in River Bend, and I am just waiting to get hammered by a bicycle running the stop sign.
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papared wrote...
.I'm a disabled senior that rides my battery powered scooter on the trail in and around Orting and I love nothing more than to hear the sounds of children playing on the trail. You high speed bikers better watch out if I'm around because I'll get in your way just to slow you down so you don't injure anyone. You don't have exclusive use of the Trail, it's for everyones enjoyment. Something else that you should know is I have a very short fuse and I always carry, if you get my drift. Grumpy Senior
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