So I lied about quiting. Letters like the one preceding are exactly what Yammyrider was talking about.
Slowing down for the crowd, then braking hard for the people in the trail is exactly what I did and wrote of. What is your point? Or didn't you continue reading before you decided to criticize me? If you had, I'm sure you would have read that this woman and child were passed with plenty of room, at a walking speed.
My assumption on the woman was the same as yours, a first time sledder, but with presumably no guidance from the sled owners. Your point that the child may have taken off is well taken, that would actually make sense, except the woman was kneeling in the trail with her back to me fiddling with his (her) coat. If she had been chasing a toddler because of oncoming sleds, our eyes would have met at some point. As it was, they never did. I never saw her acknowledge my presence. Not relevant anyway. Point is they were in the trail.
(Sorry, that's still a pretty vivid picture in my mind)
The potential for having 10 or 12 deaf people on the side of a trail is pretty remote, wouldn't you think? I can't believe you would even say something like that, let alone reprimand me for not thinking about safety, that thinking snowmobiling was not a family sport or for not having "whats called common coritsey". Why would you think I've taken the time for the original note, let alone all the replies, if I weren't concerned about safety? Maybe YOU should THINK before responding to a note with such criticism, this one, or any other for that matter...
AL, Flame suit ON!
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