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|Author: ||golden gate|
|Subject: ||RE: Wildest Training Run Encounter|
A couple years ago I spent a few months working in San Francisco. One day I decided to run across the Golden Gate Bridge to see what sort of trails there were on the other side. I made it about a third of the way across when suddenly this huge voice broadcast across the whole bridge (which is about a mile long) via large speakers and said "man in the blue shorts, turn around and exit the bridge". This, apparently, meant me. So I had to look like a huge idiot as all the tourists watched, and turn around and run back with thousands of eyes on me for what felt like forever(a good 3 minutes in reality).
As I discovered later, the reason that the other side of the bridge was jammed with tourists and the side I had chosen was virtually empty (and thus why I ran on it) was that it was reserved for bikes. Apparently cyclists don't commit suicide, so they keep pedestrians on one side to better monitor them.
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