I watch in amazement as walkers on the right hand side of the path walk on, oblivious to my 25 km/hr approach, until I'm about 3 or 4 metres away - then they jump aside, in a randomly chosen direction.
I come up behind "walkie talkies" (pairs of women ostensibly walking for fitness, but never too fast to keep up a constant flow of conversation) and about 10m away I give a ring of my bell - usually they look back, then step to each side of the shared path. Then, in about 25% of cases, one woman decides she really should be with her friend, and dashes across the path a metre from my front wheel. Honestly.
Other regular cycling situations;
- Dog one side, owner the other, and the leash stretched across the path.
- Overseas tourists whose polite reaction is to jump right, not left.
- School fitness groups running 3 abreast and all talking.