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    Default Seriously, GET OFF THE F*CKING TRAILS, you idiots.......

    For weeks now I've been telling myself that I won't come on here and rant but today was the final straw. There is something very wrong with people who ride trails in Canberra.


    PRO TIP: IF YOU'RE OUT RIDING THE TRAILS AND DECIDE TO STOP FOR WHATEVER REASON - GET THE FARK OFF THE TRAIL!!!!!


    I have now lost count of the amount of times I've had to fully lock up, go bush or just stop and look at some one because they are just sitting there, dead still in the middle of the trail...., quite often right in the middle of a high-speed section. The guy today on the flow trail at Majura, I'm looking at you. The guy on Bruce Ridge two weeks back with his little girl that had me screaming towards them, brakes locked yelling "loooook oouutt", this thread is for you. The two guys who'd just come from Bruce Ridge that were taking up the whole bike path and look at me mystified as I said "guys, carnt of a place to stop", you're it. The guy also near Bruce Ridge who heard me say "Mate, people come barrelling down this hill any you're ona blind corner", this rant's for you. The two guys on Bruce Ridge that forced me to ride around them because you were too lazy and arrogant to to move one meter sideways when I rode up to you, I'm talking about you.

    Honestly, don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, it's only really been happening for the last 3 months but the regularity with which it occurs has left me bewildered. How the fuck can anyone not think "this is a bad idea" when they sit in the middle of a really fast (or any) section of trail??!!


    If any of the people in Canberra that have had a fairly chunky guy on a green Trek or silver Cannondale tell you you're in a stupid place to stop are reading this thread, you're doing something dangerous, frustrating and really, really fucking dumb. Take a step to the side and get out of people's way, please.


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    Yup good call. I've been riding with the wife and boy more over the last couple of months and I swear my 8 year old has better trail manners than most users. He's been training to listen for faster riders and pull of at the first chance and when stopping to clear off the track. The number of knobs that just fucking stop in the middle of the trail is amazing especially on blind corners. How hard is it to pull left off the track???????
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    There was a guy running down Pork Barrel today - luckily I saw him in time to make him jump off the track!

    Once also came up behind a bunch of bloody walkers on Skyline - I was seriously getting on it and was flying, if they hadn't of jumped sideways as quick as they did it would have been ugly because there was no way I could have stopped in time...
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    Once mountain biking was for mountain bikers. Now its popular and the idiots have invaded...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    There was a guy running down Pork Barrel today - luckily I saw him in time to make him jump off the track!

    Once also came up behind a bunch of bloody walkers on Skyline - I was seriously getting on it and was flying, if they hadn't of jumped sideways as quick as they did it would have been ugly because there was no way I could have stopped in time...
    Had a guy walking with his kids down skyline one day.

    Yesterday encountered a bloke jogging down ABC switchbacks. Obviously not as dangerous or annoying as scenario 1, but still WTF??

    Actually encountered a lot of fuckwittery at Stromlo yesterday but what do you expect on Easter saturday.

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    Lots of traffic today for sure. Everyone was pretty cool and amiable though, even the idiot running down pork barrel. Big shout out to the couple of 8 (ish?) yo kids making their way up to the top.

    Thankfully no knobs parked on the trail and everyone I called out "passing!" to were not dicks about it. Cracking weather for it too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim1 View Post
    Had a guy walking with his kids down skyline one day.

    Yesterday encountered a bloke jogging down ABC switchbacks. Obviously not as dangerous or annoying as scenario 1, but still WTF??

    Actually encountered a lot of fuckwittery at Stromlo yesterday but what do you expect on Easter saturday.
    Yup, there appears to be a lot more foot traffic recently. The issue is that the trails are not designed as multi-use and so most riders don't expect to fly around a corner and come across a walker.
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    Good thing that we can come on here and vent at these fools. I just pull up say hi, and carmly tell them what they are doing wrong and they relise their mistake apnd tend not to make the same mistake again. I found yelling and screaming as i go past results in then just ignoring me and just thinking, what a f wit.

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    I should have said something to the two runners I saw today in hindsight. But I was in a good mood and everyone on the trails was being cool so I let it slide.

    It is a problem at stromlo though. I don't mind them so much running on the climbs as we are all going slow as well, but runners really need to stay off the descents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Once mountain biking was for mountain bikers. Now its popular and the idiots have invaded...
    Pretty much. The amount of people I see at the regular trails out on their first mtb excursion with their a flash new carbon 29'er with all the trimmings is staggering.

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