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Old 04-28-13, 10:19 PM
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Los Gatos Creek Trail

Riding my Allez, and caught up to a guy on a mountain bike with street tires on it on my way back down to Campbell from Los Gatos and took the opportunity to pass him with a polite "On your left, bro". About a half mile later he goes bombing past me without so much as a word. Of course he doesn't get far away and I'm right on him again as we approach Vasona. He follows the trail, I head for the parking lot and the road. I figure easy, I'll be way ahead by the time we get to the lake. Takes him about 3/4ths down the lake before I hear his bike behind me, but now the trail is too busy and narrow for him to pass. So I stay ahead past the dam where he bombs past me again without a word, and rather than go to the trouble of racing this clown, I just slow down and trail him the whole way until I turned off about 2 miles further along.

I don't assume that's anything new for most everyone, but it reminded me of some BMW driver's I've passed on the road where they think they are hot stuff, but really don't actually have what it takes to get it done.
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This really doesn't surprise me much. The vast majority of folks that I see on the trail (especially on weekends) are utterly and completely without a clue. Most of the time, it's not a big deal, as long as they remain vaguely predictable long enough for you to avoid them. The ones rocking the overdeveloped egos make it "interesting" at times, to say the least.
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I remember riding the LG Trail when I lived in SJ back in the early 80s. I used it when I was heading up to Highway 9. It wasn't complete then but there weren't many others on it either.

A friend and I occasionally ride the trail these days but we avoid it on Sundays because of the unpredictable walkers (and bikers).

I used to ride the trails on Mt. Tam back in the day but stupid, inconsiderate weenie egoed MT bikers messed that up!
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