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Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« on: October 01, 2012, 09:41:26 AM »
I encountered a rider twice on Sunday who was completely out of hand from a trail etiquette perspective, came up behind me unannounced, and passed me in a spot some would consider a less than desirable spot.  Ran into the dude again as I was headed up HP - I was approaching the switchback between the two trees (I'm sure you know the spot), he came flying down, and I had to get off the trail, and dismount my bike or I'd have fallen down the hill.


As I was getting started again, another rider came downhill, and asked me if I was off the bike because of the dude barreling down the hill in a Columbus Bicycle Station jersey - "Yep!"  He did the same thing to me, said the other rider.  At the top of HP, another rider without prompt, told me about that rider, and said he was practically run off the trail.


Only thing I could think this douchebag was doing was trying to for a KOM Strava segment award.  I downloaded this app, and that was the first thing I thought, 'Great, now we are going to have a bunch of Lance Armstrongs riding around BCSP'.


I get it, you want something to brag about - but how about abstaining from getting your 'King of the Mountain' award until a Monday or Tuesday mid day ride?


Be warned Srtava Segment rider with the Cbus Bicycle Station jersey, I noted your face/appearance on HP - consider this your get out of jail free card, I run into you again, and you force me off the trail, I won't be kind.


In closing - down with the Stava Segments on the weekend, just too many people.


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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 12:26:05 PM »
I took out a Strava account, just so that I can see whats going on.  You can open an account then look at the segment you were on and see if any PR runs match the time you were out.  Two Riders from Columbus IN, set Strava PR's on the HP descent this Sunday. 

Weekends are not the best time to be setting Strava Down Hill PR's at BCSP.
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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 12:27:25 PM »
Strava is a menace...

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 12:35:26 PM »
Strava is a menace...

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 01:06:30 PM »
I am not familiar with the 2 Columbus riders on Strava. They may own a Bicycle Station jersey, but I don't know them.  Being a Bicycle Station rider, I always like us to be in a positive light, so I will try to make sure that if I find out who it was, I will have a chat about making us look good. BTW, I was on my Ducati on Sunday, so it was not me (although, I was on the roads in the park.)
As far as Strava, It is neither good nor bad.  It is people's judgment that is the problem.  I use it, but a fall weekend is not the time to drop the hammer on the trails.  If I want a hammerfest, I usually try an obscure weekday afternoon when the trails are mostly deserted.
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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 01:09:17 PM »
Strava is a menace...

Where's the "Like" button when you need one...

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 01:19:05 PM »
That would be the obvious problem with Strava.  The only metric that it registers is elapsed time per distance.   Being a decent human being and a considerate rider will only negatively affect one's Strava result.
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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 01:29:59 PM »
I was out on Sunday as well and although I did not run across this guy I met a higher than normal (a lot higher) percentage of riders barreling down the hills. They were in control but unwilling to slow or move over any so I could continue my climb.  With that being said there were still a lot of guys and all of the ladies that followed the common rules of the trails, Thanks to them.  It's kinda frustrating when you yell "Rider up" and the guy does not slow, adjust or say anything and just flies by with a stone cold look.  I'm sure I would get the raw end of the deal if we clipped each other but after the 10th time on a climb I feel like holding my own.


Btw, I'm glad that the intersection sign posts have a sticker noting to yield to riders going uphill.  At least that can be pointed out to someone if they don't know what you are talking about.

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 05:01:20 PM »
...how about abstaining from getting your 'King of the Mountain' award until a Monday or Tuesday mid day ride?...

And then they will run into me. With my lack of attention and slow reaction time there's going to be a wreck. I'll show 'em by bleeding all over them.

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 05:06:00 PM »
I would prefer people try for their KOM award only when the course is closed to the public(i.e a sanctioned race event)
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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 05:12:04 PM »
A few years ago I removed the cyclocomputers off of my bikes, I don't own a HRM and my flip phone won't do Strava. I just feel like you can fall into a trap racing against yourself let alone your Strava competitors.

It is tremendously more enjoyable riding without those distractions.

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 08:15:32 PM »
I was out Sunday as well.  There were a lot of people having a great time and enjoying the weather and the great trail conditions.  Most were friendly.

I think there is a huge lack of understanding about who has the right of way.  The barrelling downhill rider does not get the right of way.  I'm sure those that read the forum probably know this.

Perhaps signs should be posted to clarify for those less knowledgeable (not just the small sign posts):

IMBA Rules of the Trail #4: Yield Appropriately - "...Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill..."

Perhaps a big sign with the IMBA Rules at each trailhead.  I'll donate it if need be.





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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 03:25:18 PM »
I was out Sunday as well.  There were a lot of people having a great time and enjoying the weather and the great trail conditions.  Most were friendly.

I think there is a huge lack of understanding about who has the right of way.  The barrelling downhill rider does not get the right of way.  I'm sure those that read the forum probably know this.

Perhaps signs should be posted to clarify for those less knowledgeable (not just the small sign posts):

IMBA Rules of the Trail #4: Yield Appropriately - "...Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill..."

Perhaps a big sign with the IMBA Rules at each trailhead.  I'll donate it if need be.


this one is kind of big and pricey,  but at 48"x54" it would not be missed!  I think one at the top of hp and another at the top of the North Gate would get the message across.



http://statewidesafety.com/t/signs/aluminum-signs/regulatory-signs/r55ca


Probably more appropriate would be.



Sunday a cyclist friend of mine was hiking the trail and told by a rider to go elsewhere.

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 04:09:32 PM »
I was out on Sunday, too, and didn't notice people bombing downhill without yielding, but I did overhear one person say to another that they'd have the right of way going downhill on HP. (Cue a 'WTF?' expression.) I should have said something.

More anecdotal evidence in support of a big sign. I'm happy to chip in, too.

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Re: Sunday Strava Segment rider....
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 04:19:41 PM »
...Sunday a cyclist friend of mine was hiking the trail and told by a rider to go elsewhere.

AAAaaarrrrhhhhh!!!!

I vote for the first sign. The message is lost in the second one (you'd actually have to stop and read it).

 

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