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  • Why do cows always stand on the track?
  • FOG
    Full Member

    Having a very pleasant ride last night along a narrow single-track across a moor when I encountered a large number of cows completely blocking the path. They wouldn’t shift and as there were mothers with calves I thought discretion was the better part of valour and made a pushed detour round them.
    So why do they stand on the track? It’s very narrow and the vegetation seems exactly the same as the empty square miles on either side.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Path created by farmer bringing food?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I’ve never seen a cow at a trailcenter yet !

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Cyclists excite them, It’s the Jerseys.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    , It’s the Jerseys

    You’d be fresian without one

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Udderly ridiculous!

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Because they won’t be mooved.

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    I see we’re trying to milk this thread for all it’s worth.

    a11y
    Full Member

    …so that they can mooooooooooooooove out the way

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Why do cows always stand on the track?

    Track walk?

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I see we’re trying to milk this thread for all it’s worth.

    Sorry if that Angus you.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    I see we’re trying to milk this thread for all it’s worth

    You got a beef with that?

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Just choose anudder trail.

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Just be ready to hoof it if they start running at you. You’d better steak your claim on the trail and stand your ground…

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Hooved animals like standing on hard and there fore generally not sodden surfaces. stops foot rot etc.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    It’s a shared path.

    esselgruntfuttock
    Free Member

    Cud be any reason but all the above are answers to chew over.

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Cud be any reason but all the above are answers to chew over.

    I don’t know, I think they’re all talking bullocks.

    sl2000
    Full Member

    I’ve herd the farmer is the problem. How dairy allow his cows to block the trail?

    fooman
    Free Member

    Are you joking? Pull the udder one!

    More seriously perhaps you should consider a dairy free trail, you won’t believe it’s not singletrack.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    I’ve never seen a cow at a trailcenter yet !

    Plenty of sheep though 😉

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    How cud you let this happen.

    Imagine grassing the cows up.

    Again behaviour farmers use the path and its drier…

    avdave2
    Full Member

    If they didn’t stand on it how could they shit on it?

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Shared use pat

    Greybeard
    Full Member

    On cowtrackworld, they’re discussing why mountain bikers always want to ride on the bit of ground they’re standing on…

    timba
    Free Member

    Herd of cows?
    Yes, they always stand on the track

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Herd of cows?

    Yep, it’s a town on the Isle of Wight.

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    They are all on Strava…those tags they wear on their leg are what they use to track their efforts…

    anagallis_arvensis
    Full Member

    They wouldn’t shift

    They would if you showed a bit of determination

    thecaptain
    Free Member

    Cows I don’t care about, round here as often as not it’s a bull which I do go round rather than through or under (especially when it’s pissing).

    bull

    fooman
    Free Member

    If they didn’t stand on it how could they shit on it?

    You know, it’s always bothered me that it’s OK for cattle eat and shit in the same place, yet if I curl one out at the dinner table I’M a monster.

    paton
    Free Member

    They have to stand somewhere.

    The cows maybe live there.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    You know, it’s always bothered me that it’s OK for cattle eat and shit in the same place, yet if I curl one out at the dinner table I’M a monster.

    I think I’d you curled out a cow anywhere we’d think you a monster.

    johnx2
    Free Member

    Why do cows always stand on the track?

    Because track standing is inherently impressive.

    downshep
    Full Member

    Cows I don’t care about, round here as often as not it’s a bull which I do go round rather than through or under (especially when it’s pissing).

    Undoubtedly a high steaks enterprise but it could earn you a big pat on the head.

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