If a trail is not way marked, i.e. can be legitimately ridden in either direction, is it the done thing to give way to riders that are climbing or vice versa.
Reason I ask is that when riding with a friend at Swinley on Sat, we were scoping new trails and rode up a trail (in order to find the start) that was probably designed to be ridden the other way. Whilst on a section that was undulating i.e. could be ridden equally fast in direction, we both gave way to a couple coming the other way, as they were climbing on that particular part.
We did not impede their progress in any way, yet the second rider didn’t even have the courtesy to say thanks and in fact had a bit of a rant and rang her bell at us in an annoyed way.
Needless to say we were not impressed.