I have an bike pedestrian trail that a occassionally walk on for excercise in the San Jose, Ca. area near my home, and I'm forever being nearly side-swiped by careless, reckless bicylists that drive their bikes like their on the Autobahn. There is a posted bike speed limit on this trail(Los Gatos Creek Trail) but few cyclists care. The worst ones are the guys and gals that where the skin tight outfits with all kinds of decals and their aero-dynamic bullet shell helmets. They act like their Armstrong wanna-bees. It was only a matter of time before some poor pedestrian would get nailed fatally by one of these unthinking, selfish.......@#$% bikers......I really don't have much sympathy for them. Just the other day, I had one come from behind me at about 25 mph. without a bit of verbal, or other audible warning that they were passing me as I walked along the trail. The bikers pedal missed my left ankle by about three inches. That pedal would have taken one big hunk of meat off my body if it caught me at that speed. Anyway, they are real rude folks, with a real bad, selfish attitude. I notice that even on the streets, many of these bikers ignore traffic signals/signs. I want to see these folks getting more citations!!!!! I get the feeling they're the same ones that drive 20 mph or more over the speed limit on freeways/interstates/pikes, and are the ones that swerve from lane to lane like their driving a high horsepower, cowled motorcycle. It's basically a selfish nature/attitude that carries over into anything they do. The old me-myself-and I......thing.....anything or anyone else is secondary to their gratification. They're highly educated but have the stunted personality of a 3 year old. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/12/D8CIQME80.html Ore. Bicyclist Charged With Manslaughter Sep 12 12:21 PM US/Eastern CORVALLIS, Ore. A bicyclist was charged with manslaughter after he ran through a stop sign and struck and killed a 71-year-old woman, police said Monday. Jean Calder died at Good Samaritan Hospital after she was struck Friday night as she crossed a street at an unmarked crosswalk, Corvallis police Capt. Ron Noble said. Christopher A. Lightning, 51, was charged with manslaughter and reckless driving. "A car and a bicycle are both vehicles and if they are operated in a way that could be criminal, then charges are filed equally in both situations," Noble said. "He was going right through a stop sign." Lightning was being housed in Benton County jail with bail set at $57,500. He will be given a court-appointed lawyer at his arraignment in Benton County.