Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 40
  1. #1
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should you take a Llama trail riding?

    OK here's the deal. I have this llama that does not like to get left behind when I go to have fun. It takes out its frustration in a very goat way - - i.e. - clambering on the roof of every vehicle in the driveway and pooping on it.

    Darned thing loves to get on the trails and run though. Llamas and trails . . . I guess it's that old packer instink or somethin. But it's got me to wondering: leash laws are for the doggies and wandering toddlers; and, well, technically a llama is livestock, so I don't see as to where leash laws really apply.

    Then again, if I had a leash, it could tow me back to the trail head when I got 5 miles out, no beer left in the fanny pack and I'm just plum tuckered out. But there's another problem too: llamas go where they want - - kinda like deer - - only their poops are more like elk-size pellets. It's a pain to pick 'em all up even with the missus' big wooden chili-stirrin' spoon; and you can kinda kick 'em off the trail like marbles, but you know that when a family with kids comes hikin' along that, well, they look just like big tasty chocklit drops to the tykes and . . . well, you get the idea.

    So what do you say? Llama or no llama on the trails?



  2. #2
    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somewhere between heaven and hell
    My Bikes
    '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
    Posts
    3,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No. I don't know your llama, and it might spit on me. How do I know it won't spit? Your llama might be well-behaved, but others llamas are not. Plus, I might have to slow down to let you past, because llamas take up the entire trail. And if you disagree with me, you are a self-absorbed llama-owning *******.

    I may be able to be swayed if you still have beer in that fanny pack that you're willing to share though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member JonnyV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Bellwood, Pa
    My Bikes
    2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0
    Posts
    1,593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I will never eat chili that you or your wife prepare.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

    2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0

  4. #4
    Senior Member RunningPirate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Millbrae, CA
    My Bikes
    1970? Dawes Galaxy, 1992 Biscayne Lazer, 1999 Specialized FSR Elite, 2011 Raleigh Record Ace
    Posts
    579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I vote for no Llama on the trails, as I know – from first hand – that Llamas chase mountain bikers.

    In 1992 I went up to Sonora, CA to do some mountain biking with a friend. After spending what seemed to be an eternity grinding up a hill, we round the corner and were facing this…animal.

    Me: What’s that?
    Friend: A llama.
    Me: WTF’s a llama?
    Friend: It’s like a camel without the hump.

    He then proceeds to pick up a rock

    Me: “Do not throw that.”
    Friend: “I’m only going to scare it off.”

    He throws the rock. It lands about three feet in front of the llama, which takes two steps forward. Seeing this, my friend picks up another rock.

    Me: “Do not f***ing throw that!”
    Friend: “Shut up, I’m only going to scare him off.”

    This time, the rock hits the llama in the chest. Not being one to have any of that, the llama starts running after us. Not wanting to get bit or run over or be the recipient of hot llama love, my friend and I turn tail and start heading down the hill we just worked so hard to go up. After rounding a corner, we happen upon a guy and his dog. The dog chased the llama off.

    Dog owner: “Was that llama chasing you?”
    Us: “Yes”
    Dog owner: Bah hahaha!
    Us: “Yes, f*** you very much.”

    Naturally, we survived and drank heavily about the whole scene. I, however, did not go mountain biking for 8 years.
    The moral: Llamas and mountain biking do not mix.
    There's nothing for you to see here...just move along, now...

  5. #5
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,868
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    How about elephants on trail rides?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  6. #6
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,739
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    All of the cows and horses I see on my rides aren't on leashes so I think you should be fine.

  7. #7
    Single-serving poster electrik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    5,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, good idea... in fact i bet you can bring like 3 other llamas with you. Can't just ride with one llama like you doing.

  8. #8
    Single-serving poster electrik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    5,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I didn't want to start another thread, but do you guys think it is ok if i bring my friend Gollum along with us on a trail ride? He is harmless though a bit frantic, rarely bites, but I can't leash him since he makes sad eyes at me. Sometimes he even catches stuff we can eats, like rabbit which we can grill on cryptid's chevy small block.

    Last edited by electrik; 01-04-11 at 07:44 PM.

  9. #9
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    All of the cows and horses I see on my rides aren't on leashes so I think you should be fine.
    I'm just glad they weren't milling around the middle of Arm Pump the day we rode Sun Peaks

  10. #10
    Fool O' crap sscyco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    spokane
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross, Allez steel, Transition, 2009 Bighit 3, Lightspeed Owl Hollow and Kitsuma - and a couple others
    Posts
    1,217
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Somtimes - when my wife is feeling frisky - she takes me for a ride with my leash on. Is that OK?

  11. #11
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^ As long as it's not smack in the middle of a trail I'm trying to ride on.

  12. #12
    Fool O' crap sscyco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    spokane
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross, Allez steel, Transition, 2009 Bighit 3, Lightspeed Owl Hollow and Kitsuma - and a couple others
    Posts
    1,217
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^If it was - I'm sure your ride would be slightly disrupted.

  13. #13
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,868
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    How about a dog that is more of a rat(chihuahua) on a trail ride?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  14. #14
    Senior Member TimJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
    ^^If it was - I'm sure your ride would be slightly disrupted.
    As long as you get what you want. That's what's important!
    fun facts: Psychopaths have trouble understanding abstract concepts.
    "Incompetent individuals, compared with their more competent peers, will dramatically overestimate their ability and performance relative to objective criteria."

  15. #15
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^ I think it would be a terminal case of too much information.

  16. #16
    Fool O' crap sscyco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    spokane
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross, Allez steel, Transition, 2009 Bighit 3, Lightspeed Owl Hollow and Kitsuma - and a couple others
    Posts
    1,217
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TimJ View Post
    As long as you get what you want. That's what's important!
    Finally - some words out of you that make sense.

  17. #17
    Senior Member Shimagnolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Zang's Spur, CO
    Posts
    6,353
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As long as it is a relatively flat ride, the llama should be OK.
    But if there is a lot of climbing, you want an alpaca; They are smaller and lighter.

  18. #18
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    How about a dog that is more of a rat(chihuahua) on a trail ride?
    THAT'S do-able. Then you could be like John McGowan and the late, great Kookie the Wonder Dog:





    John and Kookie were fixtures at District 37 (SoCal) desert races in the early '70s.

  19. #19
    Single-serving poster electrik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    5,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
    Somtimes - when my wife is feeling frisky - she takes me for a ride with my leash on. Is that OK?
    It's ok, just don't let me catch you like the last couple. Such is what happens when your FS ride is stealthy!

    Ein Zweibeiner auf allen Vieren
    ich führe ihn spazieren
    im Passgang den Flur entlang
    ich bin enttäuscht

  20. #20
    Redheaded Stepchild samburger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    GA, USA
    My Bikes
    A fat tire & a skinny tire & two others I loaned out
    Posts
    1,909
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    I didn't want to start another thread, but do you guys think it is ok if i bring my friend Gollum along with us on a trail ride? He is harmless though a bit frantic, rarely bites, but I can't leash him since he makes sad eyes at me. Sometimes he even catches stuff we can eats, like rabbit which we can grill on cryptid's chevy small block.

    Gollem, no. Smeigel, yes.



    I would have to say HELL no to llamas. I love llamas.. but I hate them on the trail. They get in my way ALL the time, every time I'm on the trail. It's like...'oh, minding my own business, riding around BAM there's a ****ing llama! And everybody else hates llamas too. They may never say anything, & they may sometimes even go "Aw, what a cute llama" & proceed to pet it, but they HATE them. Everyone hates llamas except you & other ******bags that bring llamas to trails. Quit being a selfish ******bag & start hating everything.
    just a n00b with an ego

  21. #21
    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Somewhere between heaven and hell
    My Bikes
    '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
    Posts
    3,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, Sam, I thought my reply was angry and hate-filled, but yours takes the cake. Why so resentful?

  22. #22
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^ Because he hasn't yet found True Enlightment and peace in the presence of the Dali Llama . . .



  23. #23
    Fool O' crap sscyco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    spokane
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross, Allez steel, Transition, 2009 Bighit 3, Lightspeed Owl Hollow and Kitsuma - and a couple others
    Posts
    1,217
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by samburger View Post
    Gollem, no. Smeigel, yes.



    I would have to say HELL no to llamas. I love llamas.. but I hate them on the trail. They get in my way ALL the time, every time I'm on the trail. It's like...'oh, minding my own business, riding around BAM there's a ****ing llama! And everybody else hates llamas too. They may never say anything, & they may sometimes even go "Aw, what a cute llama" & proceed to pet it, but they HATE them. Everyone hates llamas except you & other ******bags that bring llamas to trails. Quit being a selfish ******bag & start hating everything.
    And when you walk away with you cute - ass lama - after passing me on the trail - I will say bad things about you after you leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. #24
    Redheaded Stepchild samburger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    GA, USA
    My Bikes
    A fat tire & a skinny tire & two others I loaned out
    Posts
    1,909
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not resentful, I just hate everything. Even my own llama. Which I love. But I hate that mofo on the trail. He stanks & poops & pees all over the place & gets in everyone's way. And scares people. They pet him but I know they're scared. I can see it in their eyes. And if I don't take my llama to the trails, no one should! If anyone does anything that I disagree with or simply wouldn't do myself, they're stupid & I hate them!

    HATE HATE HATE
    chappelle-player-haters-ball.jpg
    just a n00b with an ego

  25. #25
    29er Rider MNRon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Central Minnesota
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher ARC Pro, Cannondale Caffein 29er Lefty hardtail, building a Kona Major One, Custom steel frame from early 80's with Campy Nuovo Record
    Posts
    169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyV View Post
    I will never eat chili that you or your wife prepare.
    I thought the very same thing.. CHILI FEED! NOPE! hahaha
    Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive anyway.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •