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    Speaking of trail etiquette...

    Yesterday's "discussion" got me thinking about those cases when one does not have to actually give the right of way. When coming upon a rider coming in the opposite direction, is there a rule as to what side of the trail you get? That is, should I be on the right side of the trail, like when driving? What if I'm from England? What if I'm IN England?

    Also, if one is wearing ONLY leg armor, is it appropriate to still throw an elbow, or would sticking a leg out be a better idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    Yesterday's "discussion" got me thinking about those cases when one does not have to actually give the right of way. When coming upon a rider coming in the opposite direction, is there a rule as to what side of the trail you get? That is, should I be on the right side of the trail, like when driving? What if I'm from England? What if I'm IN England?

    Also, if one is wearing ONLY leg armor, is it appropriate to still throw an elbow, or would sticking a leg out be a better idea?
    I usually only pass on the left and I always try to have my right elbow at the ready in case the rider coming towards me hasn't spotted my reverse brake setup.

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    Seriously,

    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
    I usually only pass on the left and I always try to have my right elbow at the ready in case the rider coming towards me hasn't spotted my reverse brake setup.
    He isn't lying about this!

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    More on Chinese Etiquette...

    Alrightie, step aside.....I'm taking over this thread topic.
    Let's hear your thoughts on Chinese Etiquette...(for you Jeff, ahahaha)
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    Start or open your greeting for the most senior person.

    Do not point the index finger--use the open hand instead.

    Do not use the index finger to call someone.

    Do not snap finger.

    Do not show the soles of shoes.

    Do not whistle.

    Maintain eye-contact with your business partner will help communications.

    Chopsticks should not be played with during a meal, used for pointing or left standing up in a rice bowl.
    ** Obey gravity. It's the law. **

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    I knew some of these. Two more I heard:

    Don't place chopsticks in bowl/on plate when finished eating (it's rude)

    Spitting is illegal.

    I picked up a phrase book Sunday. I'm getting excited.

    BTW, short notice and all, but any interest in ridng T100 tonight? I'm meeting at DD at 6.

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    McDowell NiteRide Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    any interest in ridng T100 tonight? I'm meeting at DD at 6.
    I can't make it tonight, but keep a lookout for Srexy as he tears up the 1A loop.

    If you can ride Thursday evening around 7pm, meet at my house to ride into the McDowell's and then having beers afterward. Srexy is bringing a case or two of Chimay, isn't that right Rex? Send me email if interested, stevenhill00 at hotmail dot com
    ** Obey gravity. It's the law. **

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    I'll be heading W from Tatum lot at ~ 6.45pm

    - let me know which trails you're going to take and maybe we'll bump into each other (downhill or uphill - I'm not going to yield w/o elbows thrown!! )

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    After all that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Srexy
    (downhill or uphill - I'm not going to yield w/o elbows thrown!! )
    Good God Man!

    After all this on the last two threads, have you not learned proper trail etiquette?
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    We're going to play it by ear, but mostly likely head towards 8 and 8A. What are you riding?

    I can't make Thursday; I'm heading to Oakland Thursday a.m. for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    We're going to play it by ear, but mostly likely head towards 8 and 8A. What are you riding?

    I can't make Thursday; I'm heading to Oakland Thursday a.m. for work.

    I'll probably be doing 8 but not 8a (I mix them up - the Western-most of the 2) and then back down on to 1a West. I'll keep an eye out for you guys.

    Rex

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