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Rants and Raves / WARNING for Sissy Pants Riders
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:49:32 AM »
Got a laugh out of this and thought I would share.....

Out of Loma, CO.




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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:54:36 PM »
Granted I grew up in the pre-helmet days, but I was quite surprised to see so many adults & children riding the trail without helmets on Sunday.

Just an observation.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Schoen Creek in 3D
« on: October 14, 2011, 03:56:49 PM »
Maaaaaaan.... that is pretty cool.
 

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« on: October 05, 2011, 09:07:50 AM »
Just wanted to say thanks to MWilliams for showing me around a bit yesterday!

Quite welcome Joe, always glad to help.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Fort Ben in the News
« on: September 30, 2011, 02:04:24 AM »
Excellent!

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Rants and Raves / Re: unofficial names of trail sections or obstacles
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:06:07 AM »
TRTP has a "poison ivy tunnel" at the end next to the parking lot.

Oh yeah, I know exactly where your talking about.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Yielding
« on: September 22, 2011, 05:35:01 PM »
Funny, I had two deers yield to me yesterday riding Shoen in the valley of bridges.

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Rants and Raves / Re: unofficial names of trail sections or obstacles
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:21:06 PM »
Holy crap! I can only imagine.  I thought goes through my head about you guys cutting it every time I ride through it.


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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Yielding
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:13:20 PM »
If you are coming towards a hiker, and they step off the trail for you, you don't need to stop.  Slow down and thank them and ride right through.  Just know that if they were unable to step off the trail, that you would need to stop.  Once everyone is stopped, there is no requirement for the biker to stay stopped while the hiker goes by.  Its up to both people to work together to get by. 

As we provide more trails, we are going to keep getting more new people into the sport.  Many times, new riders aren't going to read all the signs or research basic etiquette before riding.  So it is up to all of us to help educate other riders. 

The main message to get across is to slow down when encountering other trail users.  Even if they pull off the trail for you, just SLOW DOWN.


Absolutely, right on & well put.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Yielding
« on: September 22, 2011, 11:30:23 AM »
I was riding Schoen Creek last Friday afternoon and a jogger and I came face to face suddenly...I stopped and said, "sorry," and he said, "You have the right of way!"  I said, "No, you do!"

Been there a few times myself.   90% of the time the hikers & joggers are already off the track yielding before I'm even close enough to make a stop or communicate and always waving me through. 

 In the remaining 10% instances its almost been like a mexican standoff.   I'll stop, they stop,  I'll say "c'mon through, and they say "no, that's alright, c'mon through", and I'll say, " that's alright, I need to take a little breather anyways, and besides you have the right of way" and yes, they're usually are surprised to realize that they do have the right a way.  Some of them have even expressed how they thought it was somewhat ridiculous. 


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Rants and Raves / Re: unofficial names of trail sections or obstacles
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:23:10 AM »
The entire uphill grade that has 21 curves @ Shoen crk trail.

Wow, I never realized it had that many.   

 Also on Shoen, I know a few of us have dubbed the trail prior to entering the woods "Ivy Alley" do to the massive amount of poison ivy that borders both sides of the trail there.    Entering the "Bat Cave" is another poison ivy hangout.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: National Parks Service Approval!
« on: September 22, 2011, 12:30:51 AM »
Outstanding, kudos to all!

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« on: September 14, 2011, 04:13:51 AM »
There are jerks everywhere.  Don't blame the trail!

Ditto!  I have rode it boo-koo times and have yet come in any contact with any undesirables and I'm slower than a ....  


;)

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: New Beginner Trail and Walkers
« on: September 06, 2011, 01:34:49 PM »
YES!! This sign currently marks the Beginners Trailhead


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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: New Beginner Trail and Walkers
« on: September 06, 2011, 01:26:10 PM »
NO BIKES






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