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Offline Slowjenfizz

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Just curious
« on: December 12, 2010, 01:52:45 PM »
OK, if you were out on your bike and you came by someone on the side of the trail, lying on top of their bike, would you inquire as to how they were doing or if they were OK or if they needed help?  Or would you ride on as if you didn't even see them?

Just curious.

Because this happened to me today.  I'd stopped on part of Panther and just sort of toppled over.  I was lying there, trying to get up, and this guy comes flying by.  Doesn't ask if I'm OK, if I need a ranger or help or anything.  He just rode on.

It's pretty damned funny, actually, that someone could be so rude and/or callous.  I'm just glad I wasn't really hurt and didn't need any help.

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 02:14:48 PM »
Maybe he was racing
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Re: Just curious
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 03:29:44 PM »
Sorry, I was heart rate training. Gotta stay in the zone ya know.

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 03:36:00 PM »
Jonesy,

That was not you.  You would have stopped and offered me a beer.

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I understand Jonesy's explanation more.  Racing?  Against whom?

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 03:39:23 PM »
maybe you intimidated them with your awesome good looks and they were too shy to ask? j/k...


why do people ride out there with no helmets? why do people throw litter all over the trails? why do people ride closed trails? These questions and many more will never be answered...

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 03:57:28 PM »
He just rode on.

Sounds to me like someone was out there dropping hammmers; establishing their lactate threshold; making sure their heart rate was in zone 4; trying to call Scott while riding & looking for training advice.....

Or was he just oblivious to his surroundings?  Too busy worrying about his Facebook status update?  Trying to tweet while riding?

Or, since you were on top of your bike, perhaps he figured it was better NOT to stop and ask.  ;)
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Re: Just curious
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 04:37:12 PM »
Must have been a roadie
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Re: Just curious
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 04:41:50 PM »
i think it may of been Big-E training to beat madison

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 04:59:01 PM »
that sort of thing doesn't happen at Boyette.

just sayin'

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 07:27:31 PM »
The only person I ignore like that is Triple T, I just laugh as I ride by.
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Re: Just curious
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 07:39:56 PM »
The only person I ignore like that is Triple T, I just laugh as I ride by.

But he is usually like that in the P lot!

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 08:01:38 PM »
The only person I ignore like that is Triple T, I just laugh as I ride by.

But he is usually like that in the P lot!


I don't care who you are, that there is funny!   ;)
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Re: Just curious
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 08:43:45 PM »
Probably on a mission of no stopping and saw that you were breathing.  Some people train and have no time for nobody.

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 09:33:40 PM »
As I read through the responses to this thread I eventually noticed that the thread starter was female. There is no excuse for not even at least acknowleging that a female rider was down.
This is possibly a classic example of  narcicssitic behavior. Racing ,tweeting, or trying to keep heart rate up isnt a excuse and even bolsters that fact. But dont worry. karma has a way of getting people back. You might even be lucky enough to be in the right place , the right time 
to see the poor bastard endo his face into some dog *. The satisfaction you get when your eyes meet after he clears poop from them will be priceless ;D

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Re: Just curious
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 09:51:50 PM »
Eventually noticed? Would a guy have ever created this thread? ;)
Personally I always ask people if they need help...
Hey look on the bright side at least he didn't whistle at you to get off the trail.

 

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