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    Just out of curiosity

    Just by a answer of yeah or nay, when on the trail riding and you see someone along the trail side with what appears to be a repair moment. Do you check to see if they need anything or help, or do you just ride on past and not give it a second thought?

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    Oh, and I always stop and ask. YEAH!

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    I always stop and ask, Normally You can tell if they need help, But the best rule to live by is, "never leave anyone behind" and Hopefully it will always come back in return.

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    nah, they're probably noobs and they need to learn the hard way
    -especially if they are out of water.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    always ask if they are okay and got what they need
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    I always ask if they have what they need.
    Better than most, not as good as some.

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    ALWAYS stop and ask, lend a hand (or pump) and make sure all is well. Even if there is more then 1 rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    I always ask if they have what they need.
    Ditto.

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    Never hurts to ask if they need something. Handed out a few master links over the past couple years.
    Last edited by Cycle64; 07-03-2011 at 11:46 PM.
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    Always ask. Out here it really could become a serious issue...
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    Are they wearing Spandex? What kind of bike were that riding before the POS broke down? Do they look like they already have enough water retained in their outa shape butt? Too many variables to answer such a basic question...

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    I Always ask.
    Just out of curiosity AzMtbkr1: how many people passed you on the trail today when you see fixing something that didn't ask?

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    Always, especially if it's a solo rider.
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    Always ask...

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    Usually say something like "got everything you need".

    Can't think of any time that I have been doing repairs and someone passed me by without saying something similar. At least not while riding solo or even with a group.

    One time I fixed a guys chain because he was walking the bike and didn't have a chain tool, and once someone needed a #8 hex wrench for a bottom bracket bolt. That's all I can remember helping out in about 20 years of riding.

    Now giving directions at Star Pass that's a much longer list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZTtripper View Post
    Usually say something like "got everything you need".
    this. only takes a second and it's good karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmelin View Post
    I Always ask.
    Just out of curiosity AzMtbkr1: how many people passed you on the trail today when you see fixing something that didn't ask?
    I have seen a few times out on Desert Classic when there is a "Team" doing a XC ride and they tool on by without a flinch.

    They shall remain unnamed. But you know who you are.
    Like I said, I was just curious.

    For the most part MT Bikers are some if not the nicest folks. I can't name one that I met that I had anything poor to say about.

    Just with it getting hot out now... I tend to keep a extra eye out to watch for my fellow riders to make sure their alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZTtripper View Post
    Usually say something like "got everything you need".

    Can't think of any time that I have been doing repairs and someone passed me by without saying something similar. At least not while riding solo or even with a group.

    One time I fixed a guys chain because he was walking the bike and didn't have a chain tool, and once someone needed a #8 hex wrench for a bottom bracket bolt. That's all I can remember helping out in about 20 years of riding.

    Now giving directions at Star Pass that's a much longer list.
    Good for you. I gave out two tubes in one ride. Then Im like what the heck am I going to do if I get a flat. But my tires are near flat proof. Tube liners, slime tubes, extra 20 oz. of slime in each., kevlar...

    J/k

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    Always ask. I've even cut rides short to get my truck and lend a ride to people whose bikes are just f*#&ed out there. Makes me feel better than them getting stuck after dark and calling out the helicopters to get 'em.
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    Looks like the narcisists are all hiding. : )

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    I always ask too. I'm not sure why I ask, though, because I somehow always manage to forget absolutely everything at home. All I'd end up providing is some mediocre conversation.
    Being stranded sucks. I got stranded with a flat on my road bike many miles from home without a tube or phone. I counted a lot of trucks driving by that day. Also got stranded in Prescott on Spruce Mountain. Took a wrong turn at the top, ended up on a dirt road with no houses (found out later to be Senator Highway) with no tools to fix my flat. Sun came down and so did the rain.
    I should start bringing supplies...

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    Do you check to see if they need anything or help, or do you just ride on past and not give it a second thought?

    Thanks.

    ~azm

    Oh, and I always stop and ask. YEAH![/QUOTE]

    My thoughts...one should ALWAYS stop and ask. YEAH.

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    I always stop and ask as well.

    I have walked my bike several miles on single track before, and if I can prevent someone else having to do that, I am more than happy. lol

    I think about 99% of mountain bikers out there stop and do the same. There are some tools in their own world who won't sacrifice their "training", but karma will take care of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfndav View Post
    I always ask if they have what they need.
    What he said, ALWAYS...
    "Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission." - Neil Kendall

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    I always stop and ask as well.

    I have walked my bike several miles on single track before, and if I can prevent someone else having to do that, I am more than happy. lol

    I think about 99% of mountain bikers out there stop and do the same. There are some tools in their own world who won't sacrifice their "training", but karma will take care of them.
    Done the walk once, but it was late and I think I was the only one left out on the trail. But for the most part folks have helped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzMntBkr1 View Post
    Just by a answer of yeah or nay, when on the trail riding and you see someone along the trail side with what appears to be a repair moment. Do you check to see if they need anything or help, or do you just ride on past and not give it a second thought?

    Thanks.

    ~azm

    Oh, and I always stop and ask. YEAH!
    Yea. (By the way, this is not a yea or nay question.)
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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