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Re: Basic etiquette
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2014, 12:56:20 AM »
Same here, I don't ride brown county on the weekend anymore either ;)
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Re: Basic etiquette
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 09:15:07 AM »

Why ride the same old places?  Try riding some other places less frequented by most people.  There are plenty of them.  But bad etiquette is bad etiquette.
you make a good point. I've never had this problem when I've been to gnaw bone camp vbr versailes or wapahani

Great point, I haven't ridden Gnaw Bone or Nebo in years except at Breakdown.  Challenge is that Brown County is awesome and hard to get away from work for a day of riding during the week.  Wishing FL was closer.  Point taken though..

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Re: Basic etiquette
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 10:56:37 AM »
To complete my thought, we as HMBA members need to always try to educate other users on the basics rules.  As discussed, there may be some people who feel that they always have the right-of-way, but there may be more who just don't know the rules.

We we are on two-way trails, we need to set a good example.  When you ARE descending and you see someone coming up, stop well in advance and call out to them to climb through to let them know that the have the right-of-way.  If HMBA members adopt this policy, it hopefully will spread to other users.

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Re: Basic etiquette
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
Good advice Dave.
I try to educate others at any given chance. ( in a nice way that is ) I've known a few ppl that have been riding for some time now and when I tell them the UPHILL rider gets the right-of-way. I get this puzzled look. Then I explain it to them and they are like, OH,, DUH !!  and say they've never looked at it that way before. Guess they've never taken the time to read the rules posted either.  :-\   But,,,  when I started riding for the fist time. My friend who invited me out for a ride,,, well, he didn't know this either. BUT, he does now ! I informed him !!  ;) lol
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