Blocking singletrack

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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby The Rookie » Sun Jan 06, 2013 07:45 am

But they may not return the cheery hello of other walkers either.....most walkers I've found treat me just fine, never had any abuse, I allways make sure I approach at a sensible speed (just over walking pace) to be considerate.

The worst people in the country are the transplant townies, most real country people are very live and let live....I blame New Labour (olf Labour financal acumen retained) - and Wiggle of course.

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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby bluechair84 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:21 am

Another thing I've found that helps, is removing heavily shaded or reflective glasses. I wear clear lenses now but I used to remove my shades when passing walkers and always got a good reception. It might have just been the kinds of walkers at the time. Who knows. I still do it anyway.

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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:48 am

DodgeT wrote:Did a fairly long (timewise) ride in the peaks today. Lots of friendly people of all ages about. 2 or 3 older couples though were complete ignorant feckers, some wouldn't even look at you let alone return a cheery hello. Miserable old cnuts :)


Maybe they were roadies :wink:

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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby stubs » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:56 am

bluechair84 wrote:Another thing I've found that helps, is removing heavily shaded or reflective glasses. I wear clear lenses now but I used to remove my shades when passing walkers and always got a good reception. It might have just been the kinds of walkers at the time. Who knows. I still do it anyway.


Never thought of that. I suppose we forget how weird we look to non MTBers. Sweaty or muddy loons wearing funny shaped and coloured clothing, rucksacks with what looks like a colostomy bag pipe to drink from, wearing funny hats with holes in appearing suddenly round a corner.
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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby Gobs » Tue Jan 08, 2013 18:50 pm

colostomy bag pipe



I wonder what sounds come out of that musical instrument :lol:

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Re: Blocking singletrack

Postby cooldad » Tue Jan 08, 2013 19:48 pm

Gobs wrote:
colostomy bag pipe



I wonder what sounds come out of that musical instrument :lol:

Can't be any worse than the ones that come out of standard bagpipes.
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