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    It's not just one guy. It's a conspiracy led by the same group of people who will roll through a stop sign like they're in a hurry, then drive in front of you at less than the posted speed limit.

    We've passed, and passed through, all kinds of bird watchers, hikers with dogs on 20ft. leashes, motorcycle trail riders, even other MTBers traveling in the same direction. They're everywhere. It's just another aspect of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    that is just standing right on the trail? like cmon dude i gotta go through!
    just happened to me today, i had good speed ,i make a sharp turn and i brake so hard i nearly fell of my bike because some dudes right there in the middle of the trail

    I wonder about those..... might be so new to biking they have no sense of well-being. Were it me, I'd think about a rider ripping through trails and potentially hitting me. There was a fatal bike/pedestrian crash I read of in MI a few years ago.

    I might even caution them by giving that example since it sounds more like I care about them getting hurt than them being an arrogant d-weed (which might be exactly what they are).
    After that word of caution, it's probably smart to remind them that even if they don't get hurt in a mishap, the other rider could be hurt trying to avoid them ....
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    that rider is smart enough to know they could use him to cushion their crash !! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    no he was actually texting
    Well there you go. Obviously you've never tried to text from the edge of the trail, it's really hard. Conversely, riding off the trail is really what mountain biking is all about. I'm not trying to take sides here, but I did see his post "Don't you hate guys who insist on riding on the trail when you're texting." and he makes a lot of really valid points. I think we can all learn something about earning the trust and respect of our fellow bikers here.






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    The 'one guy' for me is the a-hole who refuses to budge even a little and let me pass, even after multiple "pardon me"s. To refuse to yield (even a little) b/c you don't like mountain bikers is all the excuse I need to buzz your arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeing View Post
    The 'one guy' for me is the a-hole who refuses to budge even a little and let me pass, even after multiple "pardon me"s. To refuse to yield (even a little) b/c you don't like mountain bikers is all the excuse I need to buzz your arse.

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    Hope you crashed on the edge of the trail while crashing. I hate it when guys text and crash in the middle of the trail.
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    Re: don't you hate that one guy..

    I have no problem using stupid people who put me in danger as cushions. I do it biking, snowboarding, and I've attempted to while driving but they get all scared and move over.

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    He probably is also the "one" guy that is just irresponsible in every way, that gets other mtn bikers kicked out from trails, parking spots, hang outs, etc.

    Example:

    - parks, and invites his filthy buddies to park, at relatively unused corner of retail area that tolerates parking there, only to leave filth, from leaving it littered (forgotten water bottles, wrappers, bits of vegetation), with dirt, mud, oil, latex/sealant, and whatever else shedding off of bike and rider, to acting defensive and hostile (like an a-hole) when confronted by those pointing it out. Takes for granted the people that go and clean that up.

    Some people have not yet learned how to be civilized...
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    I hate guys who agree with some other guys about different things, wait....I meant to say I like guys who disagree with other guys about stuff. I think. Mainly I don't want to be considered a hater. I hate those guys....
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    That one person that ... lets their dog **** on the trail or path and doesn't bother to be intelligent enough to pick it up, you either ride through it or step on it and take it home with you.

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    I rolled up on a hiker yesterday who had her music so loud she couldn't hear me yelling "excuse me" as loud as I could and I was 3 feet behind her. Had to get off my bike and tap her on the shoulder which scared the crap outta her. I still said excuse me and she stepped aside. Im alright with sharing the trail but jeez keep your music at a reasonably low volume

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    Quote Originally Posted by provin1327 View Post
    I rolled up on a hiker yesterday who had her music so loud she couldn't hear me yelling "excuse me" as loud as I could and I was 3 feet behind her. Had to get off my bike and tap her on the shoulder which scared the crap outta her. I still said excuse me and she stepped aside. Im alright with sharing the trail buy jeez keep your music at a reasonably low volume

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    Urban version of the same story. Rolled up on two guys wearing their shorts halfway down and I yelled a couple times then I just rode around them. Apparently caught off guard, one guy was yelling that I needed a horn and the other was saying I better show more respect next time I pass. Really? Can you maintain 20 miles/hour and chase me down with your baggies on? Just proves that the original concept for Mad Max came from cyclists on trails.
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    I don't see what all the fuss is about. If I come up on someone on the trail, I usually stop and chat for a bit. Maybe pull out a couple beers, and roll on 20 minutes later having made a new friend that day. Works great with everyone, dog walkers, trail runners, horse back riders, other mountain bikers. The only resistance you'll get is from Lycra wearing strava guys. Those guys, I just wish them a good day as their backs disappear into the distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyWilliams View Post
    I don't see what all the fuss is about. If I come up on someone on the trail, I usually stop and chat for a bit. Maybe pull out a couple beers, and roll on 20 minutes later having made a new friend that day. Works great with everyone, dog walkers, trail runners, horse back riders, other mountain bikers. The only resistance you'll get is from Lycra wearing strava guys. Those guys, I just wish them a good day as their backs disappear into the distance.
    That's funny.
    I think some of the fuss is about those that are more out for the ride or workout and feel it's aloof if not ignorant to walk three people wide and blatantly create road blocks.
    On the other hand, if on a trail being shared and appropriately used by hikers or joggers, and dog walkers or ?? , I understand that bikes using it as a high speed training circuit may invite some of their own troubles as well as fuel the fire that many have about bicyclists in general. Some of these issues are shared with a similar angst on motorcycle forums as well.

    I wouldn't go halfway on the short chat and offering a beer though. I'd rent a couch so we could relax in comfort. One that's wide enough to shut down the trail completely.

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    don't you hate that one guy..

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyWilliams View Post
    I don't see what all the fuss is about. If I come up on someone on the trail, I usually stop and chat for a bit. Maybe pull out a couple beers, and roll on 20 minutes later having made a new friend that day. Works great with everyone, dog walkers, trail runners, horse back riders, other mountain bikers. The only resistance you'll get is from Lycra wearing strava guys. Those guys, I just wish them a good day as their backs disappear into the distance.
    Whereabouts do you ride kind sir? Ive been seeking a beer mule for some time and you seem to fit the bill!

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    I'm laughing my ass off while I read through this thread because all I can think of is how badly people seem to be missing the point here. Remember this old thing?

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    Do I move up the courtesy food chain if I'm riding this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shining_trapezoid View Post
    Do I move up the courtesy food chain if I'm riding this?
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    Yeah, as long as poop doesn't come out of the back!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter Jim View Post
    I'm laughing my ass off while I read through this thread because all I can think of is how badly people seem to be missing the point here. Remember this old thing?

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    Is it the point they are missing or the sign ??

    If it works as good as the Don't leave doggy doo signs, they ought to save their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter Jim View Post
    I'm laughing my ass off while I read through this thread because all I can think of is how badly people seem to be missing the point here. Remember this old thing?

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    SJ, I don't think the original thread has to do with yielding as much as it does with access. I gladly yield to horses and hikers (with or without the Rucksack and Hiking pole) but that's a two way exchange. They have to (when conditions allow) create a path for other trail users to go around. I'll yield to an individual or group walking single file down single track, I do object when they walk 3-4 abreast and force me to leave the trail. Same with other cyclists, if I can't pass because the trail is too narrow I'll gladly wait, just don't lay your bike sideways across a 3' trail so you can change a tube unless you want your bike bunny-hopped (which the Fargo does really well by the way). You point is taken though and we do have an obligation to represent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shining_trapezoid View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter Jim View Post
    I'm laughing my ass off while I read through this thread because all I can think of is how badly people seem to be missing the point here. Remember this old thing?

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    I don't know if it's an "old" sign because I've seen them posted on trails here in CO while on recent rides.

    Unless I totally misunderstood your post, which is always a possibility. If so, disregard my comment.

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    Well, I gotta defend the other guy in this case. I just had a pretty bad crash and had to make stops here and there to get the blood out of my mouth. I stopped and suddenly this douche was yelling from behind me and almost ran into me. Sorry, but if you ride on public trails, there will be other people. If that bothers you, then you have to buy a couple of acres and make your own trails. People may have to stop for various reasons. In my case, my least problem was if other bikers might have to slow down and go around me. I was busy getting leaves and wood out of my wound.

    Later, I heard the guy in the parking lot joking about how he almost ran over a child and how he lost his "awesome speed" because of the kid. Although 90% of people on this trail use it for biking, it is a public trail and others are allowed on it as well. Again, if this bothers you that much, you gotta ride on your own property.

    P.s.: If I would not have had this crash that forced me to experience the perspective of the person who is actually stopping on the trail, then I would probably be on your side. Lol

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    Foxhound,

    I totally agree with your perspective even if it is a new one! I was out riding over the weekend with my fiance, my buddy, and his gf. We were on a shorter ride but it was really hot and we take lots of breaks when we are out with the girls. The girls are very courteous riders - they know they are slow uphill and downhill and do not hesitate to move out of the way. Towards the end of the ride we are on a flat fire road heading back to the parking lot. We are pulling over to the right into some shade for a quick breather and a guy comes from behind us and hit me on my right side as he skids past. First of all, how do you hit someone on a quadruple wide track? Secondly how do you hit someone from behind? Lastly, why was he trying to pass me on the right? The incident could have been avoided if he was riding under control and announced his presence. I love meeting other people out on the trail and I fully understand that trials are multi-use where I ride but I don't understand why people ride like this. The most frustrating part is that he never said anything. Even after he skidded into me he just looked at me and then rode off. Not sure if he was embarrassed, nervous, or pissed but he never said sorry or anything. Thanks for reading my rant, I am just frustrated by how things went down

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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    that is just standing right on the trail? like cmon dude i gotta go through!
    just happened to me today, i had good speed ,i make a sharp turn and i brake so hard i nearly fell of my bike because some dudes right there in the middle of the trail

    Was this during a race? Public or private trails?

    Sounds like you need to ride at a speed where you are not a hazard to other people. People do all sorts of goofy stuff on the trails.

    Don't be a hater.

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