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    Passing Courtesy

    Today when I was at some local trails, i found myself catching a lot of the people in front of me fairly easily. These trails are pretty skinny, so i would never pass anyone. I would just stop for a water break and give them time to gain some distance on me, although i would still catch them. Is it ok to pass someone? Should i give them a warning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by godogs3 View Post
    Today when I was at some local trails, i found myself catching a lot of the people in front of me fairly easily. These trails are pretty skinny, so i would never pass anyone. I would just stop for a water break and give them time to gain some distance on me, although i would still catch them. Is it ok to pass someone? Should i give them a warning?
    They should pull over and let you pass. If they don't just say "excuse me" or something and pass them.
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    If there is room pass, just let them know you are there.

    Otherwise they should pull over.

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    Carry a hand pump and knock them in the head with it as you go by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Carry a hand pump and knock them in the head with it as you go by them.
    Throwing water bottles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Throwing water bottles?
    That's a great way to get atheir attention,then when they turn around hit them with a hand pump.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    i like it...ill have to try that next time
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    Usually something like "rider back", "you mind if I pass?", "let me know when I can pass", or something similar will give the clueless in front of you that you would like to get by them. Unless, of course, the person in front of you is using ear phones. Then you just have to find a spot and let go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Throwing water bottles?
    Don't waste water. That is not cool. Maybe empties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556 View Post
    Don't waste water. That is not cool. Maybe empties...
    I have a camleback...the bottles are for throwing

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    I think I'm gonna get a bell for my mountain bike. Works great on my commuter if people arn't iPoding it up.
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    "Bike on!"

    shout it, it works.

    Then say thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Industrial View Post
    I think I'm gonna get a bell for my mountain bike. Works great on my commuter if people arn't iPoding it up.
    I really want to add a bell, but I don't want to look like I have a bell ... is there a small unbotrusive bell that anyone knows of?

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    This is the kinda bell on my cross bike. About 5 dolla, made in Japan and due to the design, it's not ringing all the time on rough roads like some bells. I actually think a big loose bell that rings all the time would be kinda cool for letting hikers know I'm coming.
    "As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." -Abraham Lincoln, 1864

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    Hang that under your top tube. They will know you are there and pull over. Don't forget to wear your helmet with horns on it.
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    I announce "On your left", walkman users get the airzound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    I really want to add a bell, but I don't want to look like I have a bell ... is there a small unbotrusive bell that anyone knows of?
    Look for the "Incredibel". It's small, but has a nice ring to it. Aside from tassels, that will be my next major upgrade.

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    that should get ipodders attention.
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    "Move ***** get out the way" usually works for me. If not, I throw my bike down, pull out my 9 and bust a few caps in their dome. If they happen to be rocking a fullface, the 44 caliber I keep in my waistband usually does the trick.

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    I'm sure a 9mm can go through a thin layer of plastic, hard foam and a few paddings... >_>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    That was a pretty funny video. I don't think I've ever met anyone on a trail who wasn't overly nice to me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
    I'm sure a 9mm can go through a thin layer of plastic, hard foam and a few paddings... >_>

    True, but I want to make sure the full face doesn't "soften" the impact of the bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    "Move ***** get out the way" usually works for me. If not, I throw my bike down, pull out my 9 and bust a few caps in their dome. If they happen to be rocking a fullface, the 44 caliber I keep in my waistband usually does the trick.
    Did you say you wanted to play with cap guns, son?
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    I just saw one of these for the first time the other day. Interesting. I don't know how convienant it is to use since you have to essentially remove your hand from the bars to access it:
    http://www.mirrycle.com/barend.htm



    I also came across a rider who had a regular bell, like a sleigh bell, strapped to the back of his seat post. I think I'd be really annoyed with that but, eh, I bet it works great.
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    Connect a tiny external speaker to your mp3 player, mount it to your handlebar and play this little number when you get up on their back wheel:

    http://www.sounddogs.com/previews/21...UNDDOGS_MO.mp3

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