NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
No path is not narrow.
I believe that these dog walkers do not want me or any cyclist there or maybe its just me
But what to do except avoid the cycle paths altogether, then what's the point in having the cycle path.
When I am on a road I have been targeted by several cars driving within inches of my bars, same road and several mornings sometime twice in one week by same car
I'm a dog walker as well as a cyclist. I don't want cyclists on the footpaths either as they typically have little or no consideration for what others wish to do there. Many seem like car drivers - "on a mission" to go fast, suffer not the slightest delay or otherwise expect others to "GET OUT MY WAY".
The canal footpath is a haven for walkers and for dogs, who may be confined in the canal's corridor but able to roam and run as dogs must do. They are of no problem to other walkers. They are no problem to cyclists who understand dogs and are willing to slow or otherwise take care. They may be a problem to some fool Strava-striving or imagining himself on that mission requiring 20mph and no braking or deviation from the line.
As another notes, you seem to attract unpleasant incidents. Or perhaps you over-react to them as you can't see why people behave that way. Even if they are wholly wrong and you are wholly right, theoretically speaking, it's sometimes best to be stoical and forgiving, as this at least allows the possibility of a relationship in which both parties can move to a change of attitude and a compromise that satisfies both.
In short, why not learn to deal with other people as they are rather than as you would wish them to be so you can change them to what you would wish them to be?