Got rear-ended at STCP

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  • 01-16-2013
    Dion
    Got rear-ended at STCP
    Did a HTFU ride as part of my XC "training" for CCCX... I'm 1:15 into my ride at the last part, beat down, tired, stomach starting to growl, and descending Mine Hill bump to go home. I'm on my 27 yr. old Rockhopper rigid. There are FOUR trail zombies ahead of me, so I slow down, yell out, and gently pass with a "thank you" to them.

    Out of nowhere, dude comes plowing into me. Front wheel (NEW front wheel, BTW) is out of true, chain fell out of my chainkeeper, etc. Didn't fall... but seriously - WTF?!

    Dude... next time CALL OUT - you're on a dual suspension bike with superior brakes and traction. I'm on a rigid steel bike with v-brakes, and have to tip-toe some descents - plus I had trail zombies to contend with. I would've moved for you as I do for anybody who's coming up faster than me. All you had to do is yell "RIDER BACK ON YOUR LEFT" and I would've gladly pulled over to let you by. Now I have a date with my truing stand. :mad: Also, dual earbuds on the trail is not cool.

    Trail etiquette, peeps. A little goes a long way.
  • 01-16-2013
    Froride1
    Why wasn't a little trailside justice administered? or did he pull a hit and run.
  • 01-16-2013
    Dion
    Nah, no need for fighting. Accidents happen - I just need to out whomever it was on this forum.

    I'm willing to bet there was only ONE rear-end incident today on STCP, and that was with me. So... you know who you are and I hope you learned how to conduct yourself on the trail. Don't be stupid next time, and for God's sake, take out the dual earbuds.

    I think that fact that he was riding as one of the Pod People bothered me more. Just bad trail etiquette all around. BTW, this wasn't some single track - it's wide enough for a ranger truck.

    Yeah, I wasn't going to pull the freak out. :lol:
  • 01-16-2013
    dirtvert
    Dude, I am SO sorry!

    I was going for a Strava record, and I was using my Go-Pro for the first time:

    Accident at STCP

    "I promise I'll never do it again."



    (seriously, sorry- getting hit sucks!)
  • 01-16-2013
    zorg
    Guessing that rider was mesmerized by your behind and forgot to brake.
  • 01-16-2013
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Guessing that rider was mesmerized by your behind and forgot to brake.

    I think it was a case of target fixation. Easily could've passed on the left and again, I would've gladly moved over with a little trail communication.

    I know I'm a handsome devil, but at least take me out to dinner first.
  • 01-16-2013
    seleniak
    That sucks. Hate preventable accidents. How was STCP? Has the mud from h$ll dried out?
  • 01-16-2013
    IAmHolland
    that sucks, Dion.

    dirtvert, over reaction is an understatement. was that you? good for staying calm and let the other person rage.

    Edit: re-read your OP. He may have been out of control.
  • 01-16-2013
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by seleniak View Post
    That sucks. Hate preventable accidents. How was STCP? Has the mud from h$ll dried out?

    Conditions were actually great. Dirt was tacky and slippery in some places, but aside from that, it's STCP as usual.
  • 01-16-2013
    rho
    That sucks.

    Any idea what the rider was wearing? Size? build? Bike? or did he just plow into you and ride off into the sunset like nothing happened?

    I wonder how many other people or things this guy might have hit...
  • 01-16-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Bummer about the rear-ender dude! :mad: I wouldn’t have guessed anyone would be that stupid to (1) not call out and (2) rear-end someone.
  • 01-16-2013
    Lost Biker
    Dion

    I did it! And i'll be sure to do it again! Not my fault you are slower than a herd of snails in a pool of molasses.

    On the real tho, Sorry to hear you got your rear end plowed into. Hmmm that sound x-rated. Haha glad you're okay.
  • 01-16-2013
    Brewtality
    That sucks Dion. We're all out to have fun. There is no need to run into people on the trail.

    I was nearly run off a fire road tonight by a HS team coach. The whole team passed me (going opposite directions) without any issues. I was over to the right side of the road. This coach was at the back of the pack, eyes down, on my side of the road, chatting with one of the teenagers. He never looked up until I said 'heads up!'


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  • 01-16-2013
    Hel Mot
    Karma points for being a man. Trail side justice, both sides lose in the long run. Got to stand up for yourself when it matters, doesn't sound like this was the time.
  • 01-16-2013
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hel Mot View Post
    Karma points for being a man. Trail side justice, both sides lose in the long run. Got to stand up for yourself when it matters, doesn't sound like this was the time.

    Not at all! I wasn't hurt, my bike is repairable and he wasn't a complete dĄck about it (he wasn't as apologetic as I would've been, though). Accidents happen, I just hope, if he's on MTBR, he learns to not make the same mistake - it could've been worse for a more "frail" person. And for Christ's sake, take out an earbud!
  • 01-16-2013
    ncruz408
    Glad u weren't seriously injured bro.. I remember my first crash with my riding buddy. I was flying out of a corner at about 25 mph when I collided with him head on. Luckily I flew off my bike and did a tuck n roll and wasn't injured just a few bruises and scrapes.
  • 01-16-2013
    sanjuro
    what an a hole. should have offered to fix your bike
  • 01-17-2013
    Tim F.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rho View Post
    That sucks.

    Any idea what the rider was wearing? Size? build? Bike? or did he just plow into you and ride off into the sunset like nothing happened?

    I wonder how many other people or things this guy might have hit...

    Serial rammer?:idea::yikes:
  • 01-17-2013
    lonerider12


    Hey Man, that was me. Sorry again. I've never had a collision with another rider before. I just screwed up. Was coming up too fast and as was realizing you were going right, starting to yell, it was just done. I owe you a six-pack. R
  • 01-17-2013
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lonerider12 View Post

    Hey Man, that was me. Sorry again. I've never had a collision with another rider before. I just screwed up. Was coming up too fast and as was realizing you were going right, starting to yell, it was just done. I owe you a six-pack. R

    No biggie,man. Apology accepted! Could've been worse... we all brain fart, homie.

    Thanks for the apology, man. :thumbsup:
  • 01-17-2013
    francois
    Thank gawd man. I was worried about the title as I opened this thread.
    :D:ciappa::ihih:

    fc
  • 01-17-2013
    raleigh5
    love a story with a happy ending:)
  • 01-17-2013
    Dion
    You guys are a bunch of funny men, ardn't cha?! :lol: Lonerider12 does have a handsome beard.

    Now that I'm hanging out with Quadzilla, I must conduct myself in a gentlemanly manner. Otherwise... I would've really spoken my mind!!!!!*

    *on the internet, of course :p

    On a serious note, I was kinda pissed, but realizing that I'm not hurt, lonerider's not hurt, and damage was minimal - it was not that bad. Apologies work well - people should accept them more.

    I think I was more surprised than anything. Careful out there peeps!
  • 01-17-2013
    IAmHolland
    glad you guys were able to work it out.

    for the record, i don't want to hear/read about any serial ramming of dion at stcp. that's an image that i can live without.

    btw, since you're truing wheels, how about truing mine too. :p i'm too lazy to bust out my rack.
  • 01-17-2013
    Nelson34
    Yeah I thought wow! Dion was doing a Jodie Foster!