Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

HMBA Trail Information => Fort Harrison State Park => Topic started by: David Krahulik on November 07, 2020, 07:47:09 AM

Title: Big Hiker That Will Not Acknowledge Bikers?
Post by: David Krahulik on November 07, 2020, 07:47:09 AM
Riding the Fort Thursday I came across a large reddish haired guy hiking the middle of the trail.  He simply would not acknowledge me.  I first thought he was wearing headphones then wondered if he might be severely hearing impaired.  I stayed very pleasant using "excuse me", "sir" and "please" a few times before alerting him I was going to pass on his left and then going off trail to go around him.  While passing he would not make eye contact. 
- I was not chasing any Strava times or even going fast. 
- I am not concerned that he slowed my lap time by a few seconds.
- It was an area on the return portion of LC where stepping to the left or right was safe.


Has anyone else come across this guy?  Is there a friendly way to positively interact with him?  I am not a small guy and was not worried but I could picture female or younger riders being intimidated by him.


David Krahulik
Title: Re: Big Hiker That Will Not Acknowledge Bikers?
Post by: indyshred on April 19, 2021, 12:16:03 PM
Havent looked at this website in ages, but it seems some of our trails have developed some unique characteristics. The Fort has become dbag hiker central and SWW has become crime ridden/sketchy individual central. Years ago at The Fort, I came across a hiker swingin his elbows side to side and wouldnt let me pass. I actually laughed and rode around him, but what about kids and ladies? Not sure if this is the same guy youre talking about but maybe he needs pursuaded to chill out.