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Somewhat in the theme of those Miller Lite commercials.
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Your ride time must exceed your drive time. If it takes 30 minutes to get to the trail head (and 30 to get home), you must ride for more than an hour.

If you take a 1-1/2 hour road trip (and 1-1/2 to get home), you must ride for more than 3 hours.

Bike Law: Saddle time must exceed drive time. :yesnod:

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What are some other good bike laws?

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No granny gears allowed! Okay, I can't do that to myself; i'm fat and out of shape.

But I like what you have going thus far!
 

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Bike Law: Saddle time must exceed drive time, I agree and vote Bike Law.

Bike Law: One must pay attention to the rider in front.
Even though I recently failed to obey this one, my buddy stopped as I was to busy looking to the traffic behind me. Needlessly to say I slammed into his back and fell awkwardly to the ground. Luckily no blood no foul, but a shameful lesson learned.
 

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Bike Law: Riders must learn how to fix and adjust their own bike, this includes building / truing wheels.

Bike Law: Riders must know how to improvise fixes for their bike.
(Nothing wrong with riding with a small magazine/guide book in your rear tire if it keeps the tube in.)
 

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Bike law.

If ride time is 11:00 am that does not mean to get there at 11:00 am, it means be ready to ride at that time.

I am aware that it is petty, but it is not fair for everyone else that is ready to ride to have to wait for someone to get ready each and every week!
 

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Bike Law: Ride it. Don't slide it.
(Saw this on a trail sign last week)

I'd vote for the penalty to be: Skidiots must perform 4 hours trail work
 

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crashedandburned said:
Bike Law: Your bike MUST be ready to ride; NOT ready to wrench at the trailhead.
Punishment: Flogging w/ a cat-o-nine-tails made from old innertubes
:madmax: :madman: :madmax: :madman: :nono: :mad: :nono:
I have a friend like that. I don't ride with him anymore. That late crap burns me up. But then again, I'm habitually 15 min early for everything. :p
 

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Bike Law: pack out what you pack in. Especially those d#%@ gu shots!

Bike Law: believe it or not - there may be other bikers simultaneously riding the trail you are on. When taking a break while out on the trail, move your bike out of the main line of the trail, and don't be freaked out when someone rides by - it is a public trail!

Bike Law: one has no grounds to gripe or b!tch about a trail if said individual does not perform trail work or obtain trail pass if required.
 

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Bike Law: Thou shall NOT do ANY trail sanitizing to dumb down a technical section to your level, that has been in place for more than a year and CAN be ridden as is, so that you can clear it.

Punishment: A century road ride @ 10 mph on back seat of a tandem w/ a guy who is having SEVER indigestion and VERY stinky flatulence problems.
 

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I think LowCel will second this one...

During trailside breaks NO disgusting stories regarding the ex's lack of bathroom hygiene. C&B, you knew one of us would mention it;)

Seriously though, don't travel somewhere for super technical singletrack, ask a local to show you the nastiest trail in the area, then complain that the trail is "unridable". (I don't even know who these two were but they were talking a great game at the overlook when I met up with them but singing a decidely different tune half way down Red Run.)
 

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I can't buy a younger body but.....

I can't buy a younger body but I can buy a lighter bike and more gears.

A law or just a commentary on life, I'm not sure.

PS: No prostitute comments please. I realize this "law" leaves itself wide open to that.
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OMG, how true and annoying is this - happens all the time on most of the rides I go on :madmax: and man does it tick me off. If you need help wrenching your bike arrive earlier so you'll be ready to leave at the designated time. If the ride is sposed to be 3pm, get there by 2:45pm

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Bike law.

If ride time is 11:00 am that does not mean to get there at 11:00 am, it means be ready to ride at that time.

I am aware that it is petty, but it is not fair for everyone else that is ready to ride to have to wait for someone to get ready each and every week!

Bike Law: Your bike MUST be ready to ride; NOT ready to wrench at the trailhead.
Punishment: Flogging w/ a cat-o-nine-tails made from old innertubes
 

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During trailside breaks NO disgusting stories regarding the ex's lack of bathroom hygiene. C&B, you knew one of us would mention it;)
Ya know, ya keep mentioning it and people will get curious as to just what that story was and at some point I'll just HAVE to post it here.
You don't want to get me banned from her now do ya?


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Seriously though, don't travel somewhere for super technical singletrack, ask a local to show you the nastiest trail in the area, then complain that the trail is "unridable". (I don't even know who these two were but they were talking a great game at the overlook when I met up with them but singing a decidely different tune half way down Red Run.)
Was that during the gathering or some other time?
 

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Was that during the gathering or some other time?
Not during a Shuffle. Just another ordinary day in paradise last summer. I was workin' on my birdcalls at the overlook when these two happened upon me. Apparently they just came across Gauley Mt Trail and were stunned as to "how easy these WV trails are". I asked what they had ridden so far. Gauley (so far) today and that big Cow Pasture loop yesterday. :rolleyes: I mentioned they should try something else besides the trails classified as "easiest" in all the local guides. Of course, I suggested Red Run. I doubt they'll be back.
 

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Not during a Shuffle. Just another ordinary day in paradise last summer. I was workin' on my birdcalls at the overlook when these two happened upon me. Apparently they just came across Gauley Mt Trail and were stunned as to "how easy these WV trails are". I asked what they had ridden so far. Gauley (so far) today and that big Cow Pasture loop yesterday. :rolleyes: I mentioned they should try something else besides the trails classified as "easiest" in all the local guides. Of course, I suggested Red Run. I doubt they'll be back.
I had a similar experience at kanawha state forest last year. I ran into a couple of guys with bikes resembling mountain bikes. One was some old rigid trek with a bike rack on the back, a kickstand with a golfball on the tip of the kickstand. The other one was on some type of x-mart bike. I try not to stereo type but believe me, you could tell these guys had no clue what they were doing.

Anyway, I met them at the bottom of middle ridge road. This fire road typically takes me 10 - 12 minutes. These guys told me they wanted to ride the hardest trail there was. I questioned them about it but they told me that they ride their bikes quite a bit around campus at WVU. About 30 minutes later we were halfway up middle ridge. Anyway, I ended up telling them about some easier trails and told them to try them out first. I honestly don't think they ever even made it to the trails, I have a sneaking suspicion they turned around as soon as I was out of sight.

Moral of the story, if there is one. Just owning a bike with knobbies doesn't make you a mountain biker.
 
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