- hebden Wednesday nightriders- youve pissed someone off
A ‘local’ went mental about the 20-30 that ride down his plot of land that he calls his own (just above the turning circle).
In over a decade of riding I’ve never come anyone as unstable, rude, aggressive or threatening as this lad. He looks like the train station ghost on the 80’s flick Ghost is the best way of describing him.Posted 6 years agoolieMember
Not sure if you mean the bit that is right behind the F&G but if so that isn’t “land” belonging someone but a track wide enough in places to drive a landy.
To be fair 30 people in Hebden is never a good idea, in fact 30 people riding any natural trail is a bit daft really!
Moral of the story is don’t over populate the trails.Posted 6 years agoRagTiMember
I can understand why people are pi$$ed off as most of the riding in Mytholm is done on FPs, I ride the same routes and regularly there are delicately placed boulders in the middle of routes etc.
In their infinate wisdom they have turned smooth boring FPs into boulder strewn rock gardens with drops offs 😆Posted 6 years ago
Not guilty your honour! We were in Bingley on weds! Must have been the Beaujolais faction but there’s only about six of them! Onion thrower footpath got ruined ages ago by someone putting stiles on it! Made me chuckle though cos I was the bloke who had the onions thrown at me.Posted 6 years agoMugbooSubscriber
Yorkshire Pudding, we have one called Geoff on Harden Moor, your lucky you didn’t meet him last Wed!
The ‘get off my train’ analogy is perfect for these saddo’s..
As for riding with 30 people, surely with that many folks faffing and adjusting stuff you’d never get anywhere !!Posted 6 years ago
Right, we’ve got to sort this out.
Tonight, I’m going to carry 30 T shirts up to the top of the relevant trail.
I’m then going to ride down and back up 30 times, changing my shirt when appropriate to give the impression of a large group of riders.
I may try a comedy moustache/beard combo on occasion as well, just to make sure I’m not rumbled.
Will report back with more info, if I survive.Posted 6 years ago
He was firm on the ‘Wednesday’ bit. I think the 20-30 was an exaggeration for effect as he was screaming at that point about the damage being done. I pointed out that it was a ratty/almost overgrown (hard to spot) path after you turn hard right along the wire fencing. He wasn’t interested in my opinion. I had no chance but to talk/engage him though as he was thoroughly blocking my way and pushing against me to make his point.
Never come across anyone like that at all. Never had an argument with anyone on foot. Any comment to a group I’ve been in I’ve stayed mute and carried on. A few weeks ago I was pulling a mediumish (what seemed to be) a tree that was completely blocking a footpath at Win Hill. A female walker mentioned that it was good I was doing a public service but should I be there? I stayed quite and went on my way. She had a right to tell me off even if it was 9.30am on a Sunday morning effectively in the middle of nowhere.
DBW I don’t know the name of it but it comes out at the side of the pale/newish build houses/at the back garden and spits you out abruptly onto the road/pavement across the bus stop/shelter. If you don’t turn hard right suddenly you end up popping out next to the pub.
My point is he was really pushing for a reaction- a physical reaction. I think he wants someone to lamp him so hes actually got something to act upon. It wouldn’t surprise me if hes already written to or been in contact with the council or Police chewing their ears off.
Just a warning- if you see him be patient and don’t rise to him. He really wants you to. Yes you have a reasonable argument about ‘self defence’ however it’d look bad if he said ‘I was minding my own business walking up there, cyclist aggressively just missed my dogs and attacked me’.
When the reality could be different.
Just watch out and be patient. He wont let you passed no matter what. I had to say ‘I am going to walk around you along the very end of this stoney/loose drop, you are not going to push me over it or push into me are you?’. (He didn’t).Posted 6 years ago
i know where you mean now, it comes out here:
I thought from your first post you’d bumped into this guy in the pub, didn’t realise you had met him on the trail itself. We don’t ride that much maybe twice a year tops, I can’t see how he can own it and I’ve never met any dog walkers on it. He probably saw some lights coming down the hillside in winter and your the first cyclist he’s managed to bump into on the trail that he can vent his anger on!Posted 6 years agomilkman100Member
if your on a legal trail then it shouldnt matter if your in a small group or a large group, you have as much right to be there as the next person, I was out with the single track group in the peaks on sun and whilst it was a large group they were as far as I could see not riding stupid fast near walkers and when we did pass walkers every one that was near said hello etc, all very polite
the countryside is there for us all to use not just those that shout loudest,
rant overPosted 6 years ago
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