Originally Posted by Donger
Yep, and families on the trail with little kids on bikes. "On your left" makes them immediately look over their left shoulder and into your way.
Yep. A family with little kids on bikes is exactly what caused my spill last fall. I didn't get hurt much at all, but it took me months to get my bike back together and working again. I've only been back riding a little over a month now.
Oh, and if you're going to ride a lot, wear a helmet. I know it lowers your cool factor, and I know it can be hot and uncomfortable, but (literally) every time I've taken a dive I've somehow managed to hit my head on the ground. My helmet is the only reason my brain isn't more scrambled than it already was.