Apex, Maxwell, FFS.
Nobody cares (at least not someone who is emotionally adjusted) what you ride, or how you ride it.
so all of you DH folks who feel the need to spew ridiculous verbiage about your exploits and skills.........I mean SKILLZZ.
give it rest, we got the part about the GNAR and the fact that you cause sonic booms from speed and the sound of your squeaky suspension hittng some CLIFF DROP!!!!
and the rest of us are either lycra Fegggs, or old and slow.
the whole bitc% people have is when someone passes them at a high rate of speed in an unsafe manner.
I think most MTN Bikers realize it is a bummer to lose momentum on a nice line.................but we also recognize you have a RESPONSIBILITY to conduct yourself in a SAFE and COURTEOUS MANNER.
I think we all understand that things happen on the trail, such that you don't need to intentionally ruin that grace period that most people allow cyclist these days.
I rode on Sunday, and EVERYBODY (Horseback and Ranger included) gave me a free pass on the trail.
I also scared the crap out of a couple that was hidden from view when I came blasting down the trail section.
I had to lock up and exit the trail.
I could have simply blasted by them, but that is NOT responsible or acceptable.
I told them I spotted the section, and failed to see them.
I then apologized several times, because regardless of the situation: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF YOURSELF AND BIKE AT ALL TIMES.
the people were very cool, and I hope they did not feel disrespected.
I would certainly have a problem with my parents/grandparents being buzzed by some selfish little jerk.
the point is that mistakes happen enough, without being an ass clown and ignoring the regulations.
there are simply too many trail users to "let it fly" and not expect that time to time, you will need to hold back from going full out.
I get that it is you against the world, and as a suburban white kid, you have a lot to rail against the world about.
but the fact remains, you are F*c^i$g it up for the rest of your bretheren, read: ALL CYCLIST WHO APPRECIATE THE USE OF TRAILS.
nobody, (hiker, cyclist, equestrian) appreciates a high speed fly by.
it is rude, selfish and dangerous.
stop and wait FFS, if you NEED to take that line at mach speed, make sure you can do it SAFELY.
I remember when riding at Stemboat one day, and some snowboarder came close to clipping me and my G'Friend.
As I watched him continue down the hill, I saw him lose control and plow into someone going at least 25mph.
the guy got up and left immediately.
then, three guys got up and followed him.................and were catching him as I lost sight of them on another trail.
somebody got THUMPED that day.
it's unfortunate, but clearly some people are in need of that type of 'behavior modification'
I hope I never hit anyone, or am hit on a trail.
but if I find that the accident was a result of arrogance and willful breaking of the trail code..............it will not be pleasant.
WE understand that you are "getting your stoke on", OK we got it.
we ride bikes too, so enough with the preaching.
the point is that your not allowed to endanger other trail users through willful disregard of the RULES.
nobody is special or exempt from the rules.
do you really wan to be the guy that is responsible for the serious injury or death of another human being?
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