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    YADRYT -- yet another downhill rider yielding thread

    I know these threads are so popular that I thought I'd start another. I think it's a worthwhile 500th post.

    Scenario: you have just started up a trail that is a LONG climb. The portion of the trail where you currently are is fairly flat (but you just completed a short part of the climb and there is a long grueling climb ahead). On this short stretch of flat trail, you encounter a rider coming "downhill". One can presume that this rider climbed the trail prior to riding down it (and even if not, they did some grueling climb to get to the top before coming down this trail), and in any case, they obviously have been cruising downhill for quite some time. But like I noted, this short section of trail is flat.

    Obviously, the correct answer is everyone should chill and be nice to each other. But barring that, should they yield as the overall "downhill" rider? What if the 50 yard stretch where you meet is slightly uphill for them, should you yield as the downhill rider, even though you both know that this trail is a climb for you and a downhill ride for them? Or should they just ride straight in the middle of the trail until you yield or you crash into each other?

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    Both riders should immediately pull over and measure the slope of the trail. I always carry a level for these purposes. If there is a slope dispute, each rider must then measure the slope of the other rider's section of trail to ensure accurate reporting.

    If a slope difference of less than 2 degrees exists, both cyclists must carry their bikes until the other rider is out of sight. Walking backwards is recommended.
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    I make eye contact. If the other guy pulls over, I go ahead. If the other guy is intensely riding that bike, I just stop and let them through. Of course if they yell strava, you must pull over for them.

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    Re: YADRYT -- yet another downhill rider yielding thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    Both riders should immediately pull over and measure the slope of the trail. I always carry a level for these purposes. If there is a slope dispute, each rider must then measure the slope of the other rider's section of trail to ensure accurate reporting.

    If a slope difference of less than 2 degrees exists, both cyclists must carry their bikes until the other rider is out of sight. Walking backwards is recommended.
    Thats fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    Both riders should immediately pull over and measure the slope of the trail. I always carry a level for these purposes. If there is a slope dispute, each rider must then measure the slope of the other rider's section of trail to ensure accurate reporting.

    If a slope difference of less than 2 degrees exists, both cyclists must carry their bikes until the other rider is out of sight. Walking backwards is recommended.
    Awesome............an electronic clinometer is smaller and easier to use.

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    Both riders should clothesline each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve in CO View Post
    Both riders should clothesline each other.
    That almost happened!

    Note: I was neither of these riders, but I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    I make eye contact. If the other guy pulls over, I go ahead. If the other guy is intensely riding that bike, I just stop and let them through. Of course if they yell strava, you must pull over for them.
    Since the trail is flat, I pretty much agree here. No "overall" determination matters, it's the specific section of trail.

    On the other hand, if they yell strava, I move to the center of the trail and refuse to get out of the way because, hey, I'm the "overall" climbing rider!
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    I bring beer for just such eventualities....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    Both riders should immediately pull over and measure the slope of the trail. I always carry a level for these purposes. If there is a slope dispute, each rider must then measure the slope of the other rider's section of trail to ensure accurate reporting.

    If a slope difference of less than 2 degrees exists, both cyclists must carry their bikes until the other rider is out of sight. Walking backwards is recommended.
    Best post ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post
    Both riders should immediately pull over and measure the slope of the trail. I always carry a level for these purposes. If there is a slope dispute, each rider must then measure the slope of the other rider's section of trail to ensure accurate reporting.

    If a slope difference of less than 2 degrees exists, both cyclists must carry their bikes until the other rider is out of sight. Walking backwards is recommended.


    that is funny stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Maestro View Post
    Awesome............an electronic clinometer is smaller and easier to use.

    But I thought we were discussing down hill riders, not XC weight weenies.

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    In that situation, it depends on who wants to show of their richard the most.

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    In case of a draw

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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Why don't we all start jousting?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    In that situation, it depends on who wants to show of their richard the most.
    What does nobility have to do with this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCS5280 View Post
    Why don't we all start jousting?

    What is the best joust for the Front Range?

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