I really NEED a bicycle bell in my whole life. Although it would be better if it came with a Japanese guy yelling "on your left", too : )word verification- ovelaI will be heading to the Opera ovela!
Great idea for a video. Unfortunately this doesn't help much in Vienna. A lot of people walk on the bike paths, often block it completely and don't react at all when I use my bell.
Love the spot near the end where he makes a hole on the escalator.
This is progress how, exactly? Riding on sidewalks and having pedestrians meekly get out of the way?Cyclists have no business on crowded sidewalks like those seen in that video
LOL David you do realize this guy is walking with a bell, right?
These Japanese pranks are hilarious and ingenious. But I hope that we don't have a bunch of copycats. It would be nice for the bicycle bell to mean a bicycle, rather than some irritated pedestrian hoping to get people out of the way.
Let's not get all uni-cultural. This is how it is in Japan, not where you live. This is what THEY do.Japan is a major bicycle culture nation and riding on the sidewalks is a normal part of the urban fabric.I rode mostly on the streets when i was there a couple of weeks ago but also on the sidewalks. There was no animosity from pedestrians, mostly because people ride so slow and are courteous.I did, however, manage to catch the fact that the man was walking...
I occasionally have reason to use my bicycle bell; what I have found is that pedestrians tend to turn toward it, dogs and cats kind of freak out, and squirrels know just exactly what to do.
This warmed my heart immensely. Thanks for posting it!
For whom the bell tinkles..http://urbanbicycles.googlepages.com/japanhttp://urbanbicycles.googlepages.com/bellsandhorns
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