This debate on trail etiquette popped up in a forum thread last week and it got us all debating it in the office.
Trail etiquette | Who gets out of the the way?
Let’s imagine you are climbing up a narrow, technical and steep trail. You are in your groove and riding well. It’s a struggle you are going for a clean run up with no dabs. But up ahead you hear the rattle of a fellow rider on his run down.
He’s in the zone too. He’s here for this really great techy descent and is similarly looking to make it down with no dabs.
But the trail is too narrow for both of you to pass. One of you will need to give way to the other.
The question is, who gives way? The climber or the descender?
Is it possible to have a general rule for this? What side of the debate do you fall on?
We’ve decided to settle this democratically with a site poll. The outcome of which will become the law. Maybe.
So, you have the floor. Comment below and vote. Let’s settle this.
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DH/Climbing etiquette - Who gives way?
- Downhill gives way to uphill rider (62%, 409 Votes)
- Uphill gives way to downhill rider (38%, 247 Votes)
Total Voters: 656
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