- why do people stop in the middle trails!
Is it just me being cynical,or have you noticed that people just stop in the middle of trails & have a chat whilst riding?.
I don’t just mean at trail centres either, folk do it everywhere,in the peaks,the lot !,you’re on a flyer & they see you coming,wait till you’re upon them, then decide to move!, wtf is wrong with you people mtf out the way ffs….. 👿Posted 5 years agodobiejessmoMember
No what you mean never seemed to happen 5/10 years ago but you get it a fair bit nowadays.Had it few months ago on a downhill run in the Forest Of Dean two guys past there mate with a camera then not long later stopped never looked behind missed one no problem but had to stop dead for other no where to past.Another one is to stop for chat and leave your bikes all across the trail.No consideration.Did bunny hop someones bike that was across a trail in the FOD couple of years ago cleared it fine.Guy was not to happy told him dont leave it there in future 😀Posted 5 years agojoao3v16Member
people just stop in the middle of trails
There are a lot of people with absolutely zero awareness of the concept of “other people”.
These will be the same penises who park their trolley perpedicularly across the aisle in the supermarket so that nobody can get past
And they are also no doubt the same giant testicles who park on single yellow lines “just for a minute”, thus causing the biggest traffic jam ever seen.
I also suspect they are the very same selfish ball-sacks who park on the yellow zig-zags outside schools because walking 50 yards is such an impossible task.
If you come across any of these wazzocks, just be thankful you’re not like them …Posted 5 years agoelaine anneMember
bells on bikes huh… :oops:…..hmmm yeah its quite funny when walkers slate you for not avin a bell…….
yeah riders who stop half way down the trail shame on you hahahahaha….they just stop dead in your tracks to watch ‘you’ fly down infront…to laugh at you if you fall head over heels into that next big tree !!! 😳Posted 5 years agozerocoolMember
Is it not OK to just keep going at race speed towards people on DH tracks? Obviously I’ll give them some warning, but I’m fairly sturdy and tend to come off better than most on collisions 😉
That’s only if there’s no space to pass them.
In all seriousness it pisses me off and I tend to stop and give them a bollocking rather than actually ride over them… mostlyPosted 5 years agomildredMember
Yes it’s a real spoiler when folk are out having a great day and stop to let a mate catch up, consult a map, high 5 over how awesome the last bit of trail was, mend a puncture, apply a plaster, phone a loved one, or just enjoy the moment.
Have you ever thought that they just weren’t thinking that some riding God would need their square foot of trail; that they’d perhaps made a mistake, error in judgement, call it what you will… They’re out enjoying themselves – live and let live and move on.Posted 5 years agomrmoMember
Have you ever thought that they just weren’t thinking that some riding God would need their square foot of trail; that they’d perhaps made a mistake, error in judgement, call it what you will… They’re out enjoying themselves – live and let live and move on.
nothing about enjoying themselves it is all about being an inconsiderate twunk and blocking the trail, stop by all means but move to the side incase others want to come through. Not difficult is it?Posted 5 years agoMetasequoiaSubscriber
Mr Reed Speed, it must be very inconvenient, but have you considered that some of those trails in the Peaks were not just designed for you on flyer: horses, walkers, other mtb riders use them too, and may stop at anytime. Most people would step off the bridleway to let you pass, of course…Posted 5 years agomildredMember
stop by all means but move to the side incase others want to come through. Not difficult is it?
No, you’re right it’s not difficult, but it’s not the end of the world either. The rare times I’ve visited trail centres I’ve been struck by the attitude of some riders. At Cannock I saw a lad face plant into a tree and was semi ‘with it’ walking on & off the trail with blood pouring from the hole in his face that his teeth had just left. His mates were a mixture of “oh shit, what do we do” & “quick, get some pics of it..!”.
A group of rider with all the gear, nice bikes, and decent enough riders went past muttering about shit bikes & riders, and one shouted “get off the f****ng track nobbers”. Totally uncalled for and if they’d stopped to enquire what was happening they would have found a lad in need of medical attention.
My point is that folk don’t do this on purpose; sometimes it’s inexperience, other times its simply not thinking and being too ‘high’ on their ride, but there may be others in trouble. Folk should just relax a bit – it’s only a bike ride.Posted 5 years ago
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