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    don't you hate that one guy..

    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

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    Maybe he just broke down/crashed? If that's not the case, yes, poor trail manors...
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    No different then driving your car...some people are selfish.. Now saying that if he didn't crash, break down......ect then all I have to say is, YOU CAN't fix stupid!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    Maybe he just broke down/crashed? If that's not the case, yes, poor trail manors...
    no he was actually texting

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    Came up a couple guys while on a climb on my single speed. They were standing on the single track with bikes side by side looking at me muscle through some wet, rooty and slightly technical climb. I finally called out "coming between you" and they got the hint.

    The trails are fool of bone heads.
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    Don't you hate that one guy....

    ...who needs to find something to be outraged over?

    Personally, I find it pretty difficult to be irritated at most anything while I'm out riding my bike. Maybe it's because I realize how lucky I am to be able to do it, and how many people out there don't have the means, motive or opportunity to do the same.

    Outrage over interference with a leisure activity is purely a First World problem, plain and simple. Since this is the passion thread, I thought I'd add that little bit of perspective. Apologies if if causes outrage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshine Willie View Post
    Don't you hate that one guy....

    ...who needs to find something to be outraged over?
    Well glad you can be outraged over somebodies outrage.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshine Willie View Post
    Don't you hate that one guy....

    ...who needs to find something to be outraged over?

    Personally, I find it pretty difficult to be irritated at most anything while I'm out riding my bike. Maybe it's because I realize how lucky I am to be able to do it, and how many people out there don't have the means, motive or opportunity to do the same.

    Outrage over interference with a leisure activity is purely a First World problem, plain and simple. Since this is the passion thread, I thought I'd add that little bit of perspective. Apologies if if causes outrage.
    u mad bro?

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    What was the name of the organization in Get Smart - the anti-hate organization? Their motto - "We hate hate; hate it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshine Willie View Post
    Don't you hate that one guy....

    ...who needs to find something to be outraged over?

    Personally, I find it pretty difficult to be irritated at most anything while I'm out riding my bike. Maybe it's because I realize how lucky I am to be able to do it, and how many people out there don't have the means, motive or opportunity to do the same.

    Outrage over interference with a leisure activity is purely a First World problem, plain and simple. Since this is the passion thread, I thought I'd add that little bit of perspective. Apologies if if causes outrage.
    What this guy says. I think some folks should chill out. Why get so mad because someone made you slow down? THE HORRORS!!!!!

    Everyone spaces out sometimes. It was his turn. Someday it will be yours. Life will continue I'm sure.
    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    What this guy says. I think some folks should chill out. Why get so mad because someone made you slow down? THE HORRORS!!!!!

    Everyone spaces out sometimes. It was his turn. Someday it will be yours. Life will continue I'm sure.
    Well said. What I hate is the one guy shts on the floor in the single toilet bathroom. A guy in the middle of the trail is no big deal, unless he is taking a dump....
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    It's a blessing to be tolerant. There are certainly lots of clueless people in this world that require tolerating. Lord knows Iv'e been one of them on more than one occasion.
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    Here in Korea , the reason they suck at driving cars is because they have only been doing it for 30-40 years, well after being out on the trails, I would say they have only been walking for the same amount of time.

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    I treat all mid trail users like slalom posts. Carve your corner around them as hard as you can, and its ok to clip them with your shoulder just a bit.

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    I'd Enduro© right over that dude.

    Seriously though, you almost fell off your bike trying to stop for an unmoving person in the trail??? What if it had been a rider coming the other way on the trail? This would have given you even less distance to stop.

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    Unless it turns out to be a woman who falls deeply in love with me and she has enough money for us both to stop working and travel the world riding MTB then it's OK.

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    In my first xc race (for fun) I managed to get cramp in both front and back of my thighs in both legs at the same time! I was standing there in the middle of the track hoping no one came while I couldn't move in agony....luckily I managed to get out the way before any one came .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    A guy in the middle of the trail is no big deal, unless he is taking a dump....
    Three weeks ago I came upon a guy standing in the middle of the trail, facing away from me, and taking a leak right on the trail. Come on, take a couple of steps to one side and aim for the bushes, people have to ride through that now!
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    Re: don't you hate that one guy..

    Once I got cactus needles stuck in a god awful part of my foot. Pedaling and standing even stung. I kind of pulled off the side of the trail but it was very narrow and brushy and cactusy on both sides off of it. I'm getting my shoe off and not a moment after I had stopped some assclown pulls up and is like " great place to stop huh?". I was livid! I started to cry right there in front of him. It was all very stressful.

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    Re: don't you hate that one guy..

    Quote Originally Posted by jjaguar View Post
    Three weeks ago I came upon a guy standing in the middle of the trail, facing away from me, and taking a leak right on the trail. Come on, take a couple of steps to one side and aim for the bushes, people have to ride through that now!
    What a jackwagon!!

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    Look at those moments as educational opportunities. It is definitely irritating to find a deuce on the trail (dog/horse/human). People, clean up after your animal or yourself...if you gotta go, take a little hike into the woods and bury it.

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    On singletrack trails at my local spot I try to be courteous and do a little whistle to let them know I'm coming, say thanks and move on. Helps portray a positive image and all. Mostly the folks that think they are the only ones on the planet don't go much more than a mile from the parking areas, so I just try to avoid those spots.

    I frequently string together road rides using our local rail trail as a connector and on the weekends that's a whole different ball game. I picture myself in a walking dead scenario and imagine I'm dodging zombies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Well said. What I hate is the one guy shts on the floor in the single toilet bathroom. A guy in the middle of the trail is no big deal, unless he is taking a dump....
    A mate of mine was at the department Christmas party when a dude rushed out of the dunny yelling for everyone to "check this out!". He and others witnessed artistic circular patterns of excrement covering all walls of the cube, floor to ceiling. Someone proclaimed, "Holy $hit, this guy's got an acrobatic arsehole!" Turns out is was someone disgruntled with a colostomy bag. Oddly, everyone has good memories of it.

    So Vespa, enhance your calm and nicely ask kjlued for his blade.....

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    Had someone blocking the middle of a downhill trail on my ride yesterday as I was quickly approaching a corner. I rang my incredibell but no reaction. It was a young lady hiker who decided it was getting too warm and decided to stop and put her long hair up in a pony tail. She re-adjusted it several times until it was just right. When she finally noticed that she was in my way, she was startled but apologized. I didn't mind watching... I mean waiting for her to allow me to pass. Cause I'm a nice guy like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjaguar View Post
    Three weeks ago I came upon a guy standing in the middle of the trail, facing away from me, and taking a leak right on the trail. Come on, take a couple of steps to one side and aim for the bushes, people have to ride through that now!
    Actually, one place we ride tends to have homeless people living in it. Never forgot one morning coming across a guy shtting next to the trail. He was pissed as hell (that we disturbed him!) and started chasing us - pants down. The last guy in our group was convinced he was throwing his sht at us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    no he was actually texting
    I don't normally condone this type of conscious action, but you shoulda hit the guy. Who does that? Gotta stop and text my girl and be like I'm out riding, it's sooo cool! wtf
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flucod View Post
    This never happens to me, I just bunny hop them, once I bunny hopped a kid and a dog!

    Sounds like you need to work on your tech skills, if you rode a 26" bike you would learn to ride properly.
    With a 29er you can just roll over them.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    no he was actually texting
    Well that changes the whole game. I mean seriously, you don't expect him to ride and text?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Its warm and fuzzy to 'not care', but if you never care, bad behavior becomes more and more acceptable. Is courtesy now out-of-style?

    Probably. That doesn't mean I don't try to practice it and appreciate it when I see some thrown my way. It also doesn't mean I don't shake my head at self-absorbed guys like in the OPs post.

    It would be nice if people at least tried to pretend that they have some concern for others.

    Yet more evidence that cell/smart phones are more evil than good.

    Modern credo seems to say Its all about me, meee, MEEEEE!

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    one of the trails I ride has a lot of people walking their dogs, without leashes. I wish instead of yelling at me about how friendly the dog is, they would yell at the dog about how unfriendly I am. not much worse on a hill climb or good descent than a dog just staring at you.

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    Almost hit a trail runner last ride. It was my fault for going fast on a downhill towards a corner with enough speed to just be barely able to avoid her when she emerged from the bushes blocking the view of the turn as I skidded off the trail in the dry conditions as she stared at her feet listening to music running directly at me deaf to the ringing of my bell.

    Luckily no trees or cactus right there so going off the wide trail wasn't really an issue. Plus I was almost stopped at that point.


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    headphones+single track = bad idea.

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    I once had the audacity to stand on the trail for a minute while out hiking, shame on me! I would have deserved it had I been killed, or at least publicly flogged.

    I suck.

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    Unless its a Mountain biking specific trail you shouldnt even go into a ride with a mindset like that. Multi-use means families hiking or people walking dogs. Mountain biking is adrenaline pumping, I get it, but hiking is for people to unwind.

    Would you be so upset about a hiker not diving off the trail as you come ripping around a corner? I hope not.

    Do you seriously never stop on the trail without dragging your bike off the trail?
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    To the Manor Born...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzer16 View Post
    Unless its a Mountain biking specific trail you shouldnt even go into a ride with a mindset like that. Multi-use means families hiking or people walking dogs. Mountain biking is adrenaline pumping, I get it, but hiking is for people to unwind.

    Would you be so upset about a hiker not diving off the trail as you come ripping around a corner? I hope not.

    Do you seriously never stop on the trail without dragging your bike off the trail?
    he was a biker dude and he was on his bike but standing with his legs over the bike right on the middle of the trail.
    and the trail i was on is bike only

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    Re: don't you hate that one guy..

    I was out last week on a trail and came around a bend and see this guy just walking, no bike.. Dead center of the trail. I say excuse me, nothing. Ride behind him a few more seconds, and my friend his gf and my gf catch up.. So now 4 of us are behind him. I flick my shifters, maybe he'll hear that and look? Nope. So I tap him on the shoulder, and he jumps and turns around scared ****less. He had headphones on, so i say thanks and keep going.. I don't know if I was outraged, it was kinda funny really. But he could have been hurt. You probably shouldn't walk through a mtb trail with both ear buds in

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    With a 29er you can just roll over them.
    Hahaha......ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    no he was actually texting
    Nah bro, I'm calling big BS on this one. Your so full of ****, your eyes are brown. If he was in the middle of the trail texting, you have have added that little texting detail in the OP. But, someone comes up with a good excuse for why he might have been in the middle of the trail and all of a sudden the dude was texting. **** dude, how stupid do you think we are?

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    I've lost count of the number of times I've encountered oblivious hikers/walkers, (lost) shakey riders on beater bikes, parents and kids stopping, riders merging without yielding etc etc .... all on clearly marked dh trails at my favorite bike park.

    Did they ruin my day... no. I don't see it that way at all. Those folks were ignorant and didn't see that their actions were dangerous to themselves or others. It's in my nature to warn them. In every situation, I acted accordingly (telling them to get off the trail because...) and never saw those folks again. And I continue to rip down the trails
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    This is why you gotta ride with lead knuckle gloves and sawblades attached to the back of your forearms. Or maybe a samurai sword. Somebody in your way? Cut 'em in half! Then you could put their head on a stake above a sign that says "no stopping on the trail!" Maybe writing a sign is going too far.

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    The dude had clothes on right? So it couldn't have been that bad.



    Naked dude in the middle of the trail, that's a different thing altogether.

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    I hate those guys blazing down the trails with their mind off in space. I was detered a lot when I first started riding by those people flying up on me raging down the trail. I get it, your skills are higher, but for the lower people who take their time it's pretty frustrating. They should have rage only trails instead of novice-advanced rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shining_trapezoid View Post
    This is why you gotta ride with lead knuckle gloves and sawblades attached to the back of your forearms. Or maybe a samurai sword. Somebody in your way? Cut 'em in half! Then you could put their head on a stake above a sign that says "no stopping on the trail!" Maybe writing a sign is going too far.
    i use javelins. they double as great slalom gates with heads on 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soflotrailer View Post
    I hate those guys blazing down the trails with their mind off in space. I was detered a lot when I first started riding by those people flying up on me raging down the trail. I get it, your skills are higher, but for the lower people who take their time it's pretty frustrating. They should have rage only trails instead of novice-advanced rating.
    They don't know you why do they have to change their pace because of yours? There's more than enough trail for everyone. They pass, you keep going

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    Re: don't you hate that one guy..

    So, you should stand at the landing zone of a jump? That's where your stand? No. You stand on the edges of the trail. He didn't take them out, they took him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    i use javelins. they double as great slalom gates with heads on 'em.
    Carrying javelins on a bike is kind of a hassle, but the multifunctionality is worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crutton View Post
    no he was actually texting
    you have my permission to track his a$$ down and biotch slap him silly.

    You are supposed to be riding, not txting. I'd say leave the phone in the car, but it serves an emergency purpose
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