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    Is it bad etiquette to smoke pot on the trails?

    Occasionally you get that whiff of a burning plant on the trails. I assume it's just a random plant on fire because smoking pot is illegal and I know that nobody in America breaks the law. Should I be going to put that fire out, or just taking in as much of the not so fresh air as possible?
    If it were legal though, would be be bad etiquette to light up on the trails?

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    Really? Do you like controversy?

    Have a better one for ya.....

    Do you think it's bad etiquette to start threads that're sure to go nowhere but the recycling bin?

    Have been known to partake myself, but if you're in a place where someone can smell it, you may offend them and there might also be kids around so IMO not cool.
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    if you can't tell the difference between some random burning plant, pot, and tobacco (there are even a few more I might throw in there), you are indeed very sheltered and need to get out more.

    I dislike smelling ANY smoke when I'm riding as it impedes my breathing performance. that includes the campfires people insist on burning in the middle of the day at the car campground the trail might pass.

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    it is very poor etiquette indeed unless you're jamming to The Eagles.

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    lame...

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    If you don't share it then that would be considered poor etiquette. Don't forget to bring some Twinkies to munch on too.

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    I lived in a place where it was effectively legal since it was accepted by most and the police would turn a blind eye to smokers. It was not uncommon to show up at a race and see riders partaking of the herb before the start. My opinion on it is the same as the one I hold on having sex in the woods, just don't do it where there's kids & families around and it's all good. If you want to inhale way out in the boonies then go right ahead. If you're gonna do it on a group ride check to make sure everyone's cool with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    I lived in a place where it was effectively legal since it was accepted by most and the police would turn a blind eye to smokers. It was not uncommon to show up at a race and see riders partaking of the herb before the start. My opinion on it is the same as the one I hold on having sex in the woods, just don't do it where there's kids & families around and it's all good. If you want to inhale way out in the boonies then go right ahead. If you're gonna do it on a group ride check to make sure everyone's cool with it.

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    Any activity that is not directly associated with actually riding a mountain bike forward should move itself to the right side of the trail.
    I don't rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Really? Do you like controversy?

    Have a better one for ya.....

    Do you think it's bad etiquette to start threads that're sure to go nowhere but the recycling bin?
    That sounds like a good thread to start, but I don't want to do it since it was your idea.

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    IMO, I partake, but I don't do it directly off the side of a trail. Look at it this way, your on a moutain bike, you're in the middle of da woods, there are plenty of places you and your mates can go find just off the trail that puts you out of sight, sound and smell of others on the trail. Cause not everyone wants to smoke, or is cool with it, so I have no problem with just doin it off the beaten path.

    I personally used to smoke and ride all the time, but I found I just can't ride as well all Cheddard up, but after the ride, it sure feels nice to relax with.
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    I think good etiquette if you're gonna smoke up, is to do it before the ride in order to minimize the number of breaks during the ride. And there's nothing more entertaining than when someone, after such a break, rides away forgetting their camelback or helmet, etc. (Swear, I've never done this.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymouseTech View Post
    If you don't share it then that would be considered poor etiquette. Don't forget to bring some Twinkies to munch on too.
    I've heard that Cheez-Its are less likely to get crushed in a hydration pack and make a gooey mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    That sounds like a good thread to start, but I don't want to do it since it was your idea.
    You must be a polotician. You responded to the question in a way that shouln't offend me or anyone else with out actually giving an answer, LOL
    Round and round we go

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    I like this troll's ideas of smoking on the trail...
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    If i was still in high school i guess it would be cool. Since i'm not a child anymore i'lll leave the weed to the losers.

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    ^^^ herp derp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    You must be a polotician. You responded to the question in a way that shouln't offend me or anyone else with out actually giving an answer, LOL
    There was a question? Perhaps it's best to just consider the whole thing in the past... Vote for me and stuff. Thanks.

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    If you eat a well infused cookie pre-ride you might just have an out-of-body experience,
    If you want to smoke on the trail , hike your bike 15+ yards into the bush and have a nap and something to eat ..

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    not everybody wants to smell our smoke...and the very thought of marijahoochie seems to drive some folks into a hate frenzy.

    my advice to my fellow smokers is to be discreet.

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    Find a nice out of the way spot... And pass it to me!
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    not poor etiquette. Gotta stay "safe"
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    Four wheels transport the body,

    Two wheels transport the soul !!!!

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    Sometimes I will head off trail to take care of business, so it's kinda like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    and the very thought of marijahoochie seems to drive some folks into a hate frenzy.
    Tell me about it.... Some Beeeotch neg rep'd me for my previous post. They didn't even leave a name! Poosies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    If i was still in high school i guess it would be cool. Since i'm not a child anymore i'lll leave the weed to the losers.
    Well mr. Adult, do you indulge in adult beverages from time to time? You must have done something illegal in your life, so please don't preach.

    While you may not choose to smoke, why should you pass judgement along to others? I'm not judging your choices in life, why should you judge others?
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    There's no hope in dope.

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    Nope, no hope. I got 3 neg rep points for my previous comment. Whats this world coming to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    If i was still in high school i guess it would be cool. Since i'm not a child anymore i'lll leave the weed to the losers.

    Another negative rep'r maybe....? Hmmm...

    It's pretty closed minded to judge people.... Maybe I have a medical reason. Did ya think about that? Maybe I have cancer and am recieving chemo... And smoking reduces nausea and builds an appetite?

    I could have been that ONE guy that helped you out when your bike was broken on the side of the trail. Or stopped to give you a jump start when your car battery dies. I'm a nice guy in person... Try to help everyone out... And never do wrong by anyone.

    Shoot... I shovel my elderly neighbors driveway in the winter just to help them out.

    Don't be so quick to assume that people are "dopers" or "losers".... I'm sure you have your vices!

    Last edited by Eckstream1; 08-07-2011 at 09:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfuxiao View Post
    nice
    Another Negative Rep'r? 5 pointless posts and now you can leave rep huh?

    You're cool...
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfuxiao View Post
    nice10
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
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    Um, nice 11????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    Another negative rep'r maybe....? Hmmm...

    It's pretty closed minded to judge people.... Maybe I have a medical reason. Did ya think about that? Maybe I have cancer and am recieving chemo... And smoking reduces nausea and builds an appetite?

    I could have been that ONE guy that helped you out when your bike was broken on the side of the trail. Or stopped to give you a jump start when your car battery dies. I'm a nice guy in person... Try to help everyone out... And never do wrong by anyone.

    Shoot... I shovel my elderly neighbors driveway in the winter just to help them out.

    Don't be so quick to assume that people are "dopers" or "losers".... I'm sure you have your vices!

    My vice is typing sarcastic posts that go undetected by internet users and that end up getting their blood pressure to rise when we agree on a topic.

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    Sarcasm meter adjusted... My bad
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
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    I took neg rep from pot smokers and non pot smokers in this thread. I'm an equally opportunity neg rep receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    I took neg rep from pot smokers and non pot smokers in this thread. I'm an equally opportunity neg rep receiver.
    Same here... Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    If i was still in high school i guess it would be cool. Since i'm not a child anymore i'lll leave the weed to the losers.
    This guy looks a little old to still be in high school .
    <a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x436/mrgrinch1/?action=view&amp;current=869970141_photobucket_773 28_.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x436/mrgrinch1/869970141_photobucket_77328_.jpg" border="0" alt="smoking-pot.jpg"></a>
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    <a href="http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x436/mrgrinch1/?action=view&amp;current=869970141_photobucket_773 30_.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x436/mrgrinch1/869970141_photobucket_77330_.jpg" border="0" alt="Marijuana"></a>
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    No, it's dangerous.

    I WAS cool with one or two guys smoking up before a ride and then before I knew it I was gearing up to ride the circumference of a drum circle.

    Not cool, man. Not cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    My vice is typing sarcastic posts that go undetected by internet users and that end up getting their blood pressure to rise when we agree on a topic.
    Sounds like an undercover troll to me. At least you know it's a vise. You should work on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Any activity that is not directly associated with actually riding a mountain bike forward should move itself to the right side of the trail.
    only if they know which direction they are going????

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    i like these threads. especially the ones about bodily functions.

    i dont smoke because i'm not 14 or a dirty f***king hippie, but do what you need to do

    i kind of assumed the "drug of choice" for mtb'ers was beer? thats why i know so many riders with beer guts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i dont smoke because i'm not 14 or a dirty f***king hippie,
    Here, ill post it again for those who didn't pay attention the first time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i like these threads. especially the ones about bodily functions.

    i dont smoke because i'm not 14 or a dirty f***king hippie, but do what you need to do

    i kind of assumed the "drug of choice" for mtb'ers was beer? thats why i know so many riders with beer guts.
    i'm not a dirty hippie or 14 and i smoke. what does that make me? a "loser"?

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    nope. thats because not everybody who smokes is a loser. its just that every loser happens to love weed!

    i'm not getting into this discussion, i'd rather keep it lighthearted. have at it sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    i'm not a dirty hippie or 14 and i smoke. what does that make me? a "loser"?
    Hhmm....that's weird, i also partake in the devils lettuce and i am neither a 14 yo or a "dirty f**king hippie" I guess we didn't get the memo.
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    next time i'll type up a sarcasm memo too, but i thought the smiley was enough.
    weed = tried it, didnt like it, wasnt for me, no real desire to do it again. i'll stick to whacking off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoleb28 View Post
    next time i'll type up a sarcasm memo too, but i thought the smiley was enough.
    Weed = tried it, didnt like it, wasnt for me, no real desire to do it again. I'll stick to whacking off.
    lol! i hand out some positive rep for that one, but i'm tapped out for the day. have a good one, nicole!

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    its ok, my last pos rep was "nice bewbs" so that will keep me satisfied for a while.

    ...and to think i thought all my recent carpal tunnel problems was bike related....

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