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Offline Sirbikesalot

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Trail etiquette
« on: December 15, 2010, 05:30:23 PM »
When Im riding alone is it cool to start riding at the back of a group of strangers??? Like if Im at a trailhead and a group go by me should I tag along as long as I dont try passing or ride too close.

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 05:33:23 PM »
hAVE YOU ASKED TO TAG ALONG OR DO YOU PREFFER TO RIDE ALONE?

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 05:36:24 PM »
Just say hi and I'm sure some conversation will bring an offer to tag along unless they are ghey rhoadies posing on MTB's that don't allow outsiders.  ;)  If you just follow someone's group and don't say anything they might think you're a stalker weirdo ;)

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 06:43:09 PM »
When Im riding alone is it cool to start riding at the back of a group of strangers??? Like if Im at a trailhead and a group go by me should I tag along as long as I dont try passing or ride too close.

No.

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 06:54:02 PM »
hAVE YOU ASKED TO TAG ALONG OR DO YOU PREFFER TO RIDE ALONE?
I usualy ride alone or with beginers only because my normal riding buddies have stopped or dont like black trails.I joined swamp to get a riding buddy or two but find it difficult to schedule a swamp ride because I cant get to the trails till after 10am.

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 08:14:58 PM »
I am sure if your cool about it most don't care. I dont care eaither way.
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 09:54:36 PM »
is it cool to start riding at the back of a group of strangers

As long as you don't mention how good the dude in front of you looks in spandex, or offer leg shaving tips, you'll be OK.
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 09:56:26 PM »
is it cool to start riding at the back of a group of strangers

As long as you don't mention how good the dude in front of you looks in spandex, or offer leg shaving tips, you'll be OK.

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 05:36:39 AM »
What the F...I know I responded to this last night....
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 06:58:45 AM »
dont do it. When it happens to us we just drop the hammer on them. ;)

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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 07:49:17 AM »
If someone can keep up (usually isn't very hard when we have TTT riding with us  :P ) and they aren't goofing the group up we usually don't mind someone jumping on the back of the group. Its nice when they ask though.
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 08:30:27 AM »
dont do it. When it happens to us we just drop the hammer on them. ;)

a rabbit chase is always fun.... 
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 08:32:34 AM »
I often start conversation in the parking lot to tag onto rides when I'm not motivated enough to ride solo.  Start talking about the fad-ness of 29erland and how slow SS are and that'll be sure to amp them up and give me someone to chase:)
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 12:46:24 PM »
If someone can keep up (usually isn't very hard when we have TTT riding with us  :P )

I have to ride slow.  All of the posing in the parking lot is hard work and tires me out.  Plus, if I rode too fast, I wouldn't be able to hear all of the adulation & praise showered upon my bikes while we're on the trails.  ;D

Also, riding slow allows me to listen for catostrophic carbon failure.
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Re: Trail etiquette
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 03:41:33 PM »
...or spoke failure...
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