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David Krahulik

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Big Hiker That Will Not Acknowledge Bikers?
« 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

 

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