Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Postby Kirby » September 30th, 2013, 4:08 pm
The trails were in excellent condition on Saturday (9/28). Not sure how they are after the rain yesterday.
I do want to bring up trail courtesy. After riding, I talked to a fellow mountain biker whom wanted to shake-things-up and do a trail run on Yellow. He explained that during his run, a mountain biker was going way too fast and ran into him. The mountain biker didn't stop and check to see if he is ok. Instead... he just kept going. I don't know if the rider was going strava crazy or what, but we should all be observant and cautious when we ride (never know if there is a turkey or person around that blind corner). And if we do hit someone, we should stop to check up on the victim... right?!?! Anyways, I was little peeved when I heard the story and wanted to vent. 99.9% of mountain bikers that I have met are extremely courteous. However, there are the few whom are not and give mountain biking a bad reputation. If we see or hear any of our buddies doing such an act, we should should remind them that we're not the only ones on the trail. Thanks!!
Critter7r wrote:Slightly OT, but I love it when runners (or even other riders) say that someone was going "way too fast". LOL ... really? How do you know it wasn't YOU that was going too fast? I mean, YOU also coundn't stop in time to keep from colliding with that biker .... so you are potentially equally at fault. The rider in the previous example is a DB for not stopping, but that doesn't make the collision any more his fault. (I'm using "you" in a general sense, and pointing at whomever was making the "too fast" comment).
bugattiman1231 wrote:I'm the one who made the small one way traffic at the hill on yellow. Glad you guys enjoy it! And suggestions would be great also.
chong wrote:There is a large tree trunk hanging in the power lines about a quarter of a mile in from the road where the blue trail parallels the train tracks. Be extremely careful when riding that section.
Dakota Kid wrote:There's a tree down on the yellow, about a quarter-half mile past the big hill along Grand River. Probably 8-10" diameter, but only projects a few feet across the other side of the trail. Easily able to walk your bike around it though.