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    Is it okay to clothes-line downhillers on Apex?

    There was a single downhiller shuttling Apex on Sunday. He/she was out of control on a black Yeti AS-X. I wanted to say something but I didn't have time. I guess downhillers have the right-of-way.

    I'm all for shredding downhill, but what an idiot.

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    You've got to be effing kidding me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveroadies
    There was a single downhiller shuttling Apex on Sunday. He/she was out of control on a black Yeti AS-X. I wanted to say something but I didn't have time. I guess downhillers have the right-of-way.

    I'm all for shredding downhill, but what an idiot.
    Can we just add a dozen flames, 10 "dh'ers sux" comments, 10 more "lycra sux" comments and 2 dozen ways to say "why can't everyone just get along" and just call this thread over before it starts??

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    How do you know he/she was shuttlin'?

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    On a yeti, huh. That's horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveroadies
    I'm all for shredding downhill, but what an idiot.
    I sympathize. This is my attitude, too.

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    Hard to shuttle being alone. Why do you all feel the compulsive need to ***** about downhillers on mtbr, do you think you're making the world a better place or something?

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    He/she passed me twice and just about killed me both times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveroadies
    He/she passed me twice and just about killed me both times.
    Sucks. Do you think he/she is reading this now, or do you think you're probably preaching to the choir? I re-ask, do you think you're making the world a better place or something? Perhaps a word with the person you have a problem with will make more a difference than complaining on an internet forum.

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    Wow, fast responses here. I know this thing gets beaten to death but I really hope the person does read this. Maybe it will knock some common sense into their head.

    Just kidding about the clothes-lining thing in case "athliahsihsh" got offended. Haha.

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    As for is it ok to clothes line us no cause if u do then i will just run u the f over the next run down. That said I am not out of countrol like you are saying this guy was and i try to be polite as possible. Oh btw we wont feel a thing when u clothes line us or when we run u over...just saying. Sorry but I hate when people on here b!tch about dh'rs its not like its going to do anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveroadies
    Wow, fast responses here. I know this thing gets beaten to death but I really hope the person does read this. Maybe it will knock some common sense into their head.

    Just kidding about the clothes-lining thing in case "athliahsihsh" got offended. Haha.
    I agree in hoping that the irresponsible riders do read this, but the odds are they probably won't. The people who read this forum are relatively well informed of the rules of the trail and obey them. I guess I've just gotten tired of reading the same thread 5 or 6 times a year. And I know you're joking about the clothes-lining thing.

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    its not a matter of what type of riding the person does, its a matter of the person. i have come across some rude ass XC dudes, i have also see XC guys litter their goo packets on the trails. Some people are rude, doesnt matter what kind of bike they are on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hab1b
    its not a matter of what type of riding the person does, its a matter of the person. i have come across some rude ass XC dudes, i have also see XC guys litter their goo packets on the trails. Some people are rude, doesnt matter what kind of bike they are on.
    I agree but I also agree that we/ I as a downhiller can get "out of control" sometimes. some XC people are just rude in diffrent ways than the dh people...

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    Yes.

    I think it *is* allowable to clothesline an out of control DHer.

    Whether he/she be a big biker, XCer, AMer, or whatever.

    I think it's actually stated as permissible in the guide book.


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    Totally agreeable. It's just too bad a few riders here and there don't know the rules. Madman is mad. I'm not saying shuttling or dh'ing is wrong or anything, but maybe do it on a Tuesday or something instead of a busy Sunday. Ya know?

    Okay. Case closed. No more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveroadies
    Totally agreeable. It's just too bad a few riders here and there don't know the rules. Madman is mad. I'm not saying shuttling or dh'ing is wrong or anything, but maybe do it on a Tuesday or something instead of a busy Sunday. Ya know?

    Okay. Case closed. No more.
    yes I am sorry i am mad...im just saying that its not just us downhillers that are rude. I try keep myself under control but if it isnt busy(like on as Tuesday as you said iloveroadies) then I will go all out and when I come up on the one other person on the trail that day I try to slow down but sometimes its too late. I know the rules and i try to abide by them as much as I can.

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    Well, so far it's at least 2 "DHers suck" posts, 2 "XC people suck" posts and a "can't we all just get along?" . Still counting.

    Seriously, this horse has been dead so long the folks at Elmers can't even find a use for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    when I come up on the one other person on the trail that day I try to slow down but sometimes its too late. I know the rules and i try to abide by them as much as I can.
    I'll stick a pike through your torso if it's me you come across.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'll stick a pike through your torso if it's me you come across.
    That come as an option on your multitool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'll stick a pike through your torso if it's me you come across.

    Would you use a 454, 409 or a 426?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shitbirdbicycle
    Would you use a 454, 409 or a 426?
    I would be more afraid of this pike sticking through me......ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yes.

    I think it *is* allowable to clothesline an out of control DHer.

    Good luck clotheslining a DHer. Full armor and a 40+lb bike help fight this while going 30mph its all about momentum people. Those damn deer at Keystone try it, just tail whip them Elk on the other hand, they have the momentum advantage just standing there.

    So...lets keep the dead horse beating going, see anyone go off trail, or an off leash dog crap near the trail?

    What part of DHer's / XC guys suck / lets all get along does my post count for? I feel this falls more into animals suck.

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    Did you notice what tires they were running?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    My favorite posts are those b!tching about other people posting about the same old topics. Don't open it, don't respond. It's a freakin' MB forum, folks. Every damn topic has been covered a million times before. Who cares in the end?
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