Schindler: Sun Cities cyclists should warn walkers of approach

Sun City West resident BJ Janapolis and his custom bike. While riding with club he collided with dog and was knocked unconscious.

As others have done, I wish to add my sympathies and wishes for a speedy recovery to the gentleman who was injured while riding his bicycle and attacked by a dog.

The issue raised, however, is equally a real concern to dog walkers. Unfortunately, it is a fact that most dogs hate turning wheels. It is also a fact that most turning wheels on bicycles make no noise.

Please, dear cyclists, warn us when you are approaching from the rear. Ring your bell, say hello, whistle — do anything to let us know a silent, spinning wheel is approaching. We dread this encounter as much as you. We will gladly tighten the leash or even pick the creature up to avoid a needless confrontation.

Many thanks. May we both have happy experiences sharing the beauties and benefits of this lovely community.

Arlene Schindler

Sun City

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