I'd like to hear what others think.
Gina and I are riding up GMR Saturday Morning. On the way we are getting passed rider after rider. Couple riders deep in concentration so no eye contact which is understandable. We're passed by jsut about every rider up there but no big deal IMO, it's making it up and the "Just Do It" that means anything when doing a ride like GMR. Actually getting out there and giving it a try is a big plus for any rider. So when Gina "Does It" that's more than enough to make me proud.
So is there a difference in GMR riders? The reason I ask, on the way up and getting passed left and right by other riders, maybe 10 times a rider rode by and shouted "good job" or "you're doing great" to Gina.
Another two times as we arrived at the shack!
10 times on one ride?...I've heard that maybe twice in 15 years on the trail.
So what is it, are GMR riders more encouraging?