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When Riding in southern california it is inevitable that you encounter multiple hikers and horse back riders every ride. Whether we think its rational or not they often FREAK out when Mr. mountain biker comes rolling up behind them claking, and bouncing. It doesnt matter if you aproach slowly and wish them a good morning as you aproach, they or the horse has a fit. I have found however that the pleasant ring of a handlebar bell almost puts them at ease. Why? beyond me. I guess it just sounds polite. But the handle bar bellhas been working far better then even the cheeriest of "Good Mornings". Perhaps we should all make the 5$ investment. Another technique to better relations with other trail users? Or my own delusion?