Looking at the streetmap - there are virtually no bridleways in that area! Almost like the council couldn't be bothered to designate any when they first came in!
Rivi/Chorley ride today - need more sense of humour..
Went out for a lovely ride last week and rode a few footpaths. Seems to be a pattern though as I'm only ever told off by middle age women without dogs or partners and never ever by anyone walking their dogs off the lead (presumably they feel like criminals themselves sick off being told off by lonely middle age women!).
Last week I'd just lifted my bike over a stile to take a short cut by mostly pushing my bike up this field to avoid a horrible narrow lane with lots of blind bends. The sour looking woman I met didn't melt by my friendly smile but instead said "You shouldn't be here!" to which I replied "Don't worry I'll be walking." "That is not the same!" She said and added that there were sheep further up. I should have said that I'd put my bike on a lead to stop it chasing them but couldn't be bothered and just set off walking up the hill. Do these people get a real kick out off telling others off?
I much prefer the Sunday townies going to Lyme park with 3 bored looking kids who have no idea what the difference is between a footpath and a bridleway and just laugh and smile and think you are awsome being able to ride where there isn't any tarmac!
you should have said "who died and make you the king of you cant do that here" and then taught him to swim in the lovely brown river
i hate all the (i can but you cant's) of this world!
i ride through there at least once or twice a week and everyone is usualy very friendly
Should of asked if his kids wanted a sweety
we get them all the time, bobble hat brigade can be a nightmare up rivi.. i just tell them to phone the police then if your that bothered..
I think I need to write some of these down, or else practice them on my work mates and see how they react!
It sounds like the guy I bumped into was perhaps a 'serial' footpath whinger, which was probably unlucky for me. As others have said, it wasn't the ideal option for me to ride that trail on a Sunday, but given the conditions and my 'free time' at the moment, I felt it was worth the punt on a Sunday morning - always giving way to walkers and slowing at several points on various descents to allow walkers to pass safely. Guess you can't please all the people all of the time!
Sorry, but proper answer is much as BWD. I cba arguing and ruining my afternoon. I will always proffer a cheery hello, if it isnt returned I'll just cycle on past without a care what they say.
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