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    Broken Record: Stay on the trail!

    I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but can people please stay on the damn trail? I ride High Plains -> Greenbelt Plateau a few times a week, and I'm blown away by how many people go off the trail when "yielding." The trail ain't that narrow to begin with, but it'd be nice to keep them narrower than a fire road by the time summer rolls around.
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    so, do you think that applies green mtn?? just curious....as i think that trail/road has the most offenders out of any where...

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    Preach it brother!

    And I disagree with this:
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    There are plenty that post here a lot that need to hear it again and again, let alone all the lurkers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhead
    so, do you think that applies green mtn?? just curious....as i think that trail/road has the most offenders out of any where...
    I dunno, I've never ridden there.
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    not that I go off trail, but where would you have people go to yield the trail? If it is narrow, how can you allow people to pass with out leaving the trail? Or do you mean don't RIDE off the trail but it is ok to step aside? I guess I'm just curious where the line is drawn. Narrow trails = no yielding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprcivic
    Narrow trails = no yielding?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
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    you can stop and lean off the trail with one foot, keeping you wheels on the trail in most cases. if not just step off, just don't ride off the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    you can stop and lean off the trail with one foot, keeping you wheels on the trail in most cases. if not just step off, just don't ride off the trail.
    Yup. And for those that can't visualize it:


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    Amen, Skared!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yup. And for those that can't visualize it:



    Finally! A worthwhile post!

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    Meh.. Stepping off vs. taking the whole bike off doesn't matter much to me. It's riding around the mud holes the does the most widening.

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    What really gets me is when you stop and yield like the guy in the photo, and the oncoming moron STILL rides three feet off the trail to go around you.

    If you can't control your bike well enough to pass and stay on the trail, that doesn't say much for your skill set...

    And yes, that does apply to green mountain as well. Why would you think it didn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyToyz
    Meh.. Stepping off vs. taking the whole bike off doesn't matter much to me. It's riding around the mud holes the does the most widening.
    Yes, I agree with you about riding around the muddy sections.

    When the weather is nicer (read, more consistent), the number of people riding the trails will increase a lot. Then there will be more potential for (non-)yielding and off-trail passing.

    I'm just trying to launch a preemptive strike against the potential widening of the trails come summer.
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    Useful thread. For those situations where it is unclear who has the right of way, we use these kinds of attachments in Montana:


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    does that allow you to keep a level head in tight situations cowdog?

    love the photo, too, skared. We should hvae some signs made of that photo using stick figures or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yup. And for those that can't visualize it:

    that foot will cause long term erosion problems. its better to be like david blaine and just hover above the ground while the other people go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    that foot will cause long term erosion problems. its better to be like david blaine and just hover above the ground while the other people go around.
    What about the poor cryptobiotic crust!?!? Oh the humanity...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish
    Quote Originally Posted by suprcivic
    Narrow trails = no yielding?
    This is why Picture Rock will look like Hall in a couple of years...


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    That was sarcasm, Cletus.
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    Also if you get a flat tire, please change it leaning to the side with one foot like in the photo....keep the freakin bike on the trail...jeezzeee

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    It's also easier to see your brake skid marks when you stay on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyToyz
    It's also easier to see your brake skid marks when you stay on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    that foot will cause long term erosion problems. its better to be like david blaine and just hover above the ground while the other people go around.
    Oh, like that guy is even yielding. It's pretty obvious he's just passing gas.

    And if it is a yield, he's still way too far off the side of the trail. Why any trail is wider than a single tire print (2.0) is beyond me. If you can't bunnyhop an oncoming rider, then you don't deserve to be on a front range trail. Take those crappy skills to slickrock...
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    He should be leaning with only his heal on the ground, so as not to disturb the tundra with his cleat!

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    its whey kewl to watch the hardcore bada$$es track stand 8ft off the trail as I huff and puff along the (doubletrack) trail.

    You guyz are sooo gnar, in case you didn't know. Must be all the Red Bullsh!t

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