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Re: [RC] safety and passing - Merryben

In a message dated 5/5/2005 10:55:44 A.M. Central Daylight Time, jonnij@xxxxxxxx writes:
And yes, I have come up on riders who will not get out of the way to be
passed, even when it is safe, and wide spots in the trail come up. That can
be very, very frustrating. I have a friend that tells them after asking nice
a couple times "If you don't let us pass at the next wide spot, we WILL come
past you anyway".
I used to tell the kids, ask politely and when they don't let you by the first or second chance, when  a place comes up just yell "on your right (or left) and go....It's their problem then.  When we used to be on a single track and someone was "dying" to get by, you just stop on the trail as close as you can get to the hill side and tell them fine, go by, but you pass on the drop off side.  Most will get the idea and not try.......mb