Trail etiquette

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3 years 2 months ago #44822 by barkeater
barkeater replied the topic: Re: Trail etiquette
wow, surprised at the response (and more than one). I agree with most of what has been said but just throwing it out there anyway. Still had a great ride and went back last Sunday which was also awesome although a little difficult staying on the trail in some spot with the leaves hiding the trail. Hoping to get a few more rides in before real hunting season starts.

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3 years 2 months ago #44810 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Trail etiquette
I. Agree with John, but the truly enlightened rider yields on the uphill so you don't squelch the mojo of the downhill rider whenever possible; at least that's what I do; whether they know I'm doing them a solid, by not yelling "I have the uphill right of way" between gasps for air and snot, or not is another story, but I'll take the good karma where I can get it.

II. Skidder is probably right, you're preaching to the choir. i reckon most people on here have been riding a long time or ride with people who been riding a long time and know what's up.

III. Who wants to shoot a squirrel? Oh yeah, I forgot that most of WNY is like West Virginia without the accents.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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3 years 2 months ago #44807 by bodie6
bodie6 replied the topic: Re: Trail etiquette
There are too many WNYMBA websites now. The meet-up site, Facebook, this one, and probably more that I can't think of anymore.

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3 years 2 months ago #44806 by skidder
skidder replied the topic: Re: Trail etiquette
Only a small percentage of the people who ride bikes visit this forum or care about trail manners. So you are most likely just preaching to the choir when you post something here.

I don`t know why the forum isn`t as active as it used to be, I liked the website better before it was changed.

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3 years 2 months ago #44805 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Trail etiquette
  1. An old issue. It is settled but some people didn't get the memo. First three hits on a google search: bouldermountainbike.org/content/trail-etiquette www.utahmountainbiking.com/goodies/courtesy.htm forums.mtbr.com/pennsylvania/uphill-down...ight-way-874620.html
  2. Some folks wanted WNYMBA to cancel the forum since its posts don't reflect the view of the club. I argued that it would be bad to cancel the forum. So instead, we decided to deemphasize it as much as possible, something which has been a great success
  3. Small game (i.e. squirrel) season opens every year in September: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28634.html

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3 years 2 months ago #44804 by barkeater
barkeater created the topic: Trail etiquette
Rode EVL yesterday and riding (by myself) up a decent grade hill on Porcupine? and riding coming toward me who was also by himself. As we approached one another I had to stop as he obviously was not going to allow me the trail, as is customary. We stopped and after exchanging a few courteous words, I mentioned that it is generally accepted that the downhill rider climbing is allowed the right of way, unless they chose to yield to the downhill rider. He obviously didn't like hearing that by his facial expression and responded with something like "yeah, whatever". I kept it respectful and we went our own ways.

I know these forums don't get visited as much anymore so not sure how much in the way of feed back I'll get on this but it seems like this would be fairly basic and akin to not throwing your granola wrapper on the trail, but I could be wrong.

As a side note, before I began my ride I met with a few hikers just coming in down by the training center parking lot. They said they encountered a person(s) who were small game hunting. The hunter(s) stated that it was permissible as they were on State land. I can not confirm whether this is legal or not, but just want to throw it out there that there is already hunting going on.

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