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. Also, dual earbuds on the trail is not cool.
Trail etiquette, peeps. A little goes a long way.
Why wasn't a little trailside justice administered? or did he pull a hit and run.
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.
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!)
Last edited by dirtvert; 01-16-2013 at 05:50 PM.
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Guessing that rider was mesmerized by your behind and forgot to brake.
Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun
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.
Originally Posted by zorg
I know I'm a handsome devil, but at least take me out to dinner first.
Last edited by Dion; 01-16-2013 at 05:55 PM.
That sucks. Hate preventable accidents. How was STCP? Has the mud from h$ll dried out?
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- Arthur C. Clarke
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.
Last edited by IAmHolland; 01-16-2013 at 07:34 PM.
Conditions were actually great. Dirt was tacky and slippery in some places, but aside from that, it's STCP as usual.
Originally Posted by seleniak
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...
Bummer about the rear-ender dude! I wouldn’t have guessed anyone would be that stupid to (1) not call out and (2) rear-end someone.
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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.
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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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 d¡ck 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!
Originally Posted by Hel Mot
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.
what an a hole. should have offered to fix your bike
The guy yo' momma "act" like she don't know!
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
the world is not symmetrical.
No biggie,man. Apology accepted! Could've been worse... we all brain fart, homie.
Originally Posted by lonerider12
Thanks for the apology, man.
love a story with a happy ending
I bet you'd do the same if they was you!
You guys are a bunch of funny men, ardn't cha?! 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
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!
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. i'm too lazy to bust out my rack.
Yeah I thought wow! Dion was doing a Jodie Foster!