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I've actually noticed an abundance of riders on DC lately that either don't know or don't care about rider etiquette, especially when I'm hiking.

I'll be jogging along and make an obvious effort to get out of their way (because being a rider myself, I don't like it when hikers force me to stop) and 9 times out of 10 these d1ckheads just ride on by without a thank you, or even an acknowledgement of my presence.

This type of behavior makes us all look bad, people. If someone gives you the right-of-way, say thank you, simple as that. Seriously, we learned this sh1t in kindergarten.
 

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I ride DC everyday and have all kinds of things to say. First, I hate the fake "you're welcome" I get from some walkers/bikers if I don't thank them for sharing. I don't need people to go out of their way to move for me, but just be aware and know that you are not the only one walking/biking so if someone comes up behind you don't be suprised. Look around once in awhile. I yield to everyone 99% of the time. I'll take the rock line, sand line, whatever because I don't know if the oncoming or overtaken rider has any skill, so I assume not. It's not a big deal, but when people walk 3-4 wide and don't notice you coming up on them, or you get behind someone for 1/2 mile while they stare at their front tire..... I had a guy/girl team let me go by today and he caught me real quick. Faster than I expected, so when I got to the top of the hill, I pulled off to let him by, but he said he was waiting for her, so I kept going. To MikeRosie, I agree, but sometimes when I'm off in the rocks to go around I'm focused on not losing it, so people say stuff to me and sometimes I don't respond. Plus, I've had people do weird things, like I've passed walkers and said thank you, to which they have responded "A$$-hole". And I used to say "on your left/right" to pass someone, until I came upon a couple walking on the right side of the trail and I said "on your left" which caused the man to move right and the woman moved left and I almost ran her down, but crashed it out instead. They both looked at me dusting off and shook their heads. Now I usually just say "Good Morning" no matter what time of day it is. Working so far.
 

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I went to Safeway the other day and there was this lady with a cart full of groceries..... she pulled over to let me pass in the pasta isle.... I grab a can of raviolios and throw her an elbow...Monkeybutt nailed it !!!!
 

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Ive been noticing a bunch of pricks who do NOT say thank you to me when my horse DOESNT kick them and ***** all over the trail. Who cares, quit whining and keep pedaling. Or follow Monkeybutts suggestion.
 

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Yeah, definately have run into some rude types when I cut back on DC, may be the most un-polite trail on the Mtn. I would have to agree there are some really poor attitudes on that trail. Funny, have not run into any rude types on Natty, Geronimo or Holbert, maybe us gravity dudes are a bit more social and happy!!!!
 

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tls36 said:
Yeah, definately have run into some rude types when I cut back on DC, may be the most un-polite trail on the Mtn. I would have to agree there are some really poor attitudes on that trail. Funny, have not run into any rude types on Natty, Geronimo or Holbert, maybe us gravity dudes are a bit more social and happy!!!!
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tls36 said:
maybe us gravity dudes are a bit more social and happy!!!!
..and all heading in the same direction. ;)

What MonkeyButt said. But then again there will always be those complaining about something. :D
 

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I've been riding Desert Classic lately. Noticed there is a big cry baby sitting on a rock besides the trail looking as if he wants to ride a bike. Seems a little creepy!
That's just Kavurider. Don't worry he is more bark than bite.
 

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22GILBERT22 said:
I been riding Desert Classic lately and I noticed theres a lot of cry babies on that trail. (For example) This geek wavied at me to go down the wash first..so I did. Then he got all smart ass and told me "YOUR WELCOME" when I passed by him. I been told all kinds of stupid stuff by 150lb. skinny, lycra wearing posers that got most of there mamas genes. Always complaining about something. Do you have a similiar story?
I think you mean "waved" and "you're."

That's all.
 

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PhxChem said:
Nope....there's a "there" when he meant "their".......

Also "I been riding....."

This has to be a goof, right?
Ooh, ooh! I'll play!!
How 'bout
1) "theres alot of cry babies on that trail"
-When dealing with multiples you should write "there are alot of cry babies on that trail"
2)"I been told...."
3)"mamas genes"
- Possesive needs an apostrophe.

PS: would it have been to hard to show a little common courtesy and say thanks?
Sheesh!
 

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Okay I took the bait...A LOT

ajmelin said:
Ooh, ooh! I'll play!!
How 'bout
1) "theres alot of cry babies on that trail"
-When dealing with multiples you should write "there are alot of cry babies on that trail"
2)"I been told...."
3)"mamas genes"
- Possesive needs an apostrophe.

PS: would it have been to hard to show a little common courtesy and say thanks?
Sheesh!
*a lot

You did that on purpose.
 

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And I'm certain he meant mama's "jeans."

If you have an issue on the trail, why not address/handle it on the trail instead of doing the passive/aggressive thing and posting it on a message board?
 

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22GILBERT22 said:
I been riding Desert Classic lately and I noticed theres a lot of cry babies on that trail. (For example) This geek wavied at me to go down the wash first..so I did. Then he got all smart ass and told me "YOUR WELCOME" when I passed by him. I been told all kinds of stupid stuff by 150lb. skinny, lycra wearing posers that got most of there mamas genes. Always complaining about something. Do you have a similiar story?
I'm glad you brought this up.
I've had less time to ride lately so I've been running out the door with little attention to proper mountain bike fashion. I end up throwing a pair of boring, black lycra on and a workout shirt and going on quick 2 hour rides. I'm also skinny and have genes similar to my mama. It sounds like you wrote this about me! I rarely ride DC, however.
Please give me proper mountain bike fashion advice. I don't want to come across as "poser.' Until you posted this I had no idea what I was indirectly communicating to others out there. Please help me to find my true inner beauty with the proper MTB wardrobe.
 
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