KEN GRAHAM, Kennewick
On Labor Day, I hooked a dog to my bicycle and traveled part of the Heritage Trail. We were traveling fairly slowly because the dog can't go fast for very far.
Of the more than two-dozen people who passed us from behind (including one jogger), only three gave us advance warning that they were overtaking us. Where is the common courtesy of warning people you are there?
Bicycles travel fairly quietly, and sometimes one doesn't know a bike is approaching until it goes flying by. Calling out in advance gives one notice that someone is there, plus the warning may let the person know which side to expect the overtaker to be on.
Please, people, be courteous and let people know you are approaching them. And, if the person you are overtaking is using earbuds, at least you have done your part to warn them.