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I noticed a prominent Bend area racer blasting through the Broken Top corridor trail at a rather absurd speed, scaring the crap out of the walkers, dogs etc we share that access route with. Great advert for the sponsors on his jersey.

Could someone who knows him point out that that is private land and mountain bikes could be banned from the trail? It is all of about a mile long, and other top riders seem to pass through politely without it affecting their workout.

Would have sent an email but there is no contact on your website.
 

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Oh boy!! Got to love it. Pretty soon we will have Bend PD out there with Radar Guns!!! His sponsors want him going FAST!

A little side note on the DOGS.....A little off topic... If you ride with your dog, make sure you keep control over FIDO... I have nearly wrecked into a number of pooches lately. Bad for me and for FIDO. I am not sure what the etiquette is for dogs on the trail...
 

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willem3 said:
A little side note on the DOGS.....A little off topic... If you ride with your dog, make sure you keep control over FIDO... I have nearly wrecked into a number of pooches lately. Bad for me and for FIDO. I am not sure what the etiquette is for dogs on the trail...
You mean running on a double track with you in one lane and doggy in the other is a bit stupid? Particularly when there is a leash connecting you?

Seriously though, we all want Adam riding fast, we just don't want the trophy wives from Broken Top getting worked up about them being dive bombed on their weekly exercise. Do that if they stray off their reservation.
 

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There's a dude out there who looks similar to Adam, who wears a Giant kit, down in bend.

No, it's not Carl, or at least I don't think it is.

He rides what looks to be a baby blue steel 29er.

Anyone know who he is?
 

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newfydog said:
Seriously though, we all want Adam riding fast, we just don't want the trophy wives from Broken Top getting worked up about them being dive bombed on their weekly exercise. Do that if they stray off their reservation.
Love the point about the trophy wives!! Sometimes I do see some hot Cougars on trail!! Very distracting!:D
 

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newfydog said:
I noticed a prominent Bend area racer blasting through the Broken Top corridor trail at a rather absurd speed, scaring the crap out of the walkers, dogs etc we share that access route with. Great advert for the sponsors on his jersey.

Could someone who knows him point out that that is private land and mountain bikes could be banned from the trail? It is all of about a mile long, and other top riders seem to pass through politely without it affecting their workout.

Would have sent an email but there is no contact on your website.
I saw some prominent NW racers do the same thing on Coyote at Syncline. The good thing about guys like Adam Craig is they are small and easy to hold down and b*tch slap :) He would cry like a baby. Just kidding. Lighten up a bit maybe?

Jaybo
 

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Have there been more dogs than usual on Phil's lately? Seems that way.
Yes! Am I mistaken in that dogs need to be leashed? Or is that not the case, since it's FS land? I thought I saw signs saying they must be leashed.

Phil's is getting out of hand, crowd and dog-wise. Thank God for South Fork, Swampy, North Fork, etc.
 

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Yes! Am I mistaken in that dogs need to be leashed? Or is that not the case, since it's FS land? I thought I saw signs saying they must be leashed.

Phil's is getting out of hand, crowd and dog-wise. Thank God for South Fork, Swampy, North Fork, etc.
So it's not just me. Some lady barked at my wife and me a few weeks ago for startling her off-leash dog. The dog spooked then ran off into the trees and wouldn't come back.

Thank god the upper elevation stuff is starting to open up so people can spread out a bit.

I did have a beauty of a collision with a spaniel last year on Tumalo Ridge. I saw the rider up ahead a hundred yards but didn't see his short dog right around the corner mid-trail because of the brush. Total head-on with me ending up on my back on a bunch of dead branches, hamstring all cramped up. That was really cool.
 

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I would struggle with Bend now

It is like a crazed mountain bike zoo. I love Bend but it has changed a lot. Oh, is it me or does it seem Phil's is full of more singlespeeders these days?

Jaybo
 

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While we're morphing this thread into a dog discussion, I'd like to point out that it is summer and maybe, finally getting warm. Leave the dog at home. I had to dump my whole camelback onto a dog getting heatstroke last week. Owner thought it could keep up descending Ben's. Poor dog had no wheels and a leftover winter coat.
 

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Amen.

I've taken two spills in the last month due to dogs on the trails at Post Canyon. One of them was pretty minor; the other one resulted in me high-siding into the creek at the bottom of 12 Bridges (or whatever the name is) and landing directly on a rock. I thought I broke my hip at first. Lost my glasses in the water.

The owner and her other two dogs came up a moment later, and asked the dog if it was alright. Of course, she didn't ask me, the person still sitting in a creek looking for his glasses, how I was doing. She mumbled a brief apology, and then jogged off (rather slowly).

I'm just going to start holding my line, and if it comes to it, hitting them. I don't care anymore. My life and health matters more to me than someone's f***ing dog.

Keep your dog in line, or at home. Plenty of great dogs and owners out there (I ride with several) but if you can't keep it in check, I will.
 

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I was just about to do an evening ride at Browns/Rodgers camp with the dog. He has very good trail manners but after hearing these stories and picturing y'all gunnin' for him over on your pretty bikes I think I'll just leave him at home. ;)

Hike with the dog, bike with friends.:cool:
 

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Speaking of Post Canyon

Please leave your freeride bikes at home. I have almost been smashed twice on Seven Streams by big bikes descending at warp speeds; oh, and please leave your singlespeeds at home to I get tired of following your slow butts--oh, and leave your kids home to because I don't want to hear them. Thank you and have a nice day :) Sheesh!

Jaybo
 

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Don't get me wrong here, I love dogs, I even have one myself; but during the summer season, when its hot and busy on the trails, the dogs should stay home. I agree with LeDuke, I'm holding my line too; especially for those three SOB's who where hiking up a downhill only trail, with their heads down!!!!
 

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NastyNick said:
Don't get me wrong here, I love dogs, I even have one myself; but during the summer season, when its hot and busy on the trails, the dogs should stay home. I agree with LeDuke, I'm holding my line too; especially for those three SOB's who where hiking up a downhill only trail, with their heads down!!!!
That's another thing. At Post, there are certain sections of the trail (Mitchell Ridge, or Grand Prix, for example) that are commonly regarded as downhill-only trails, regardless of the type of conveyance.

Yet I keep on seeing people getting off their bikes and hike-a-biking up the steep sections, and I'm just waiting to hear about someone who gets plowed by a group who simply can't slow down enough to safely navigate around them. Brakes are only effective to a certain degree when you're coming down a 30% grade.
 

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I took my dog on the whoops a couple times last month. But I go up there at 6am if I take him when no one is around. and its not hot. I leave him at home now I almost run him over myself its not safe.
 
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