If there is one thing I now look out for all the time, it's pairs of female walkers who present a continual threat to safe navigation.
Picture this. You've got a path that's wide enough for 4 people to walk abreast. It's quite safe for two people to walk abreast and a cyclist to overtake them at speed in either direction - provided the pedestrians stick to one side of the path or the other.
That rarely happens.
For some reason, many pairs of female pedestrians walk right down the middle of the path, denying everyone the ability to get past them in either direction.
The really amusing part is when you ride up behind them and ring your bell. A sane person would expect them to both move to the left and safely get completely out of your way. An experienced rider like me knows however that in many cases, the one on the left will veer right and the one on the right will veer left and they'll crash into each other in the middle of the path and then rebound in confusion - which means they'll be blocking the entire path again.
Which means you never tear up behind two women. You always brake and get ready to really stand on the brakes. It's ok with blokes - almost all of them will break left; and if they are walking with a female, they'll usually grab the female by the arm and drag her in the correct direction.
I really don't understand why so many women totally fail to grasp this simple concept.
I guess that makes me a misogynist.