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Old 08-05-07, 11:16 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-05-07, 11:25 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-05-07, 11:27 AM   #3
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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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Carry a hand pump and knock them in the head with it as you go by them.
Throwing water bottles?
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Old 08-05-07, 01:20 PM   #6
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Throwing water bottles?
That's a great way to get atheir attention,then when they turn around hit them with a hand pump.
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Old 08-05-07, 01:26 PM   #7
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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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Throwing water bottles?
Don't waste water. That is not cool. Maybe empties...
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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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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.
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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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Old 08-05-07, 07:12 PM   #16
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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.

http://www.mirrycle.com/

http://www.mirrycle.com/original-new.htm
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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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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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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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"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 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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