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  1. #1501
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Density is a huge factor. I didnít even know about the etiquette until I moved to SLC where it was expected and made some sense. Moved back East and it doesnít exist. I donít mean that people are assholes, completely the opposite. People use common sense and kindness, and I think that only works because there are so few people out on the trail. The lack of aggressively sanctimonious outdoor enthusiasts also helps.
    It's location dependent. Around here there are plenty of crusty old hiker types, wannabe greenies and unfortunately lots of assholes. The further into the BC or off the beaten path places you are the better it gets. Thankfully so many of the grumpy types are allergic to the outdoors so they only stick to the more popular spots leaving more of those off the beaten path places for the rest of us.

    Oh and what the fuck is with all the bags of dog shit hanging on trees along the trails?! I'm even seeing it at the turnouts that fishermen use this summer. People suck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post

    Oh and what the fuck is with all the bags of dog shit hanging on trees along the trails?! I'm even seeing it at the turnouts that fishermen use this summer. People suck....
    People get really annoyed when they are left on the ground, maybe they are trying to be nice and not do that?

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    Doggy bags kinda suck but at least they're visible and the turds are mostly contained.
    Nothing's worse than blowing through someone's corgi-poo dumplings after their wilderness shitting experience and having it fly up into your face.
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    Ripping down Ridge trail in Steamboat in a hailstorm/rainstorm. Top 1/2 is nice crushed granite and loam and we were hauling despite the weather. Apparently about halfway down it turns into clay, which I didn't know - the kind that turns into snot that coats everything. Hit a corner that looked fine (no one else was there so only a couple of tire tracks) going far too fast and totally lost the front end on the super slick clay.

    You know how sometimes when you sort've high side you can smack your stem with your knee? Not sure exactly what happened, but I think I essentially did that, but hard enough to take a big chunk out of my flesh over the kneecap. Deep.

    Now I'm fucking sidelined with stitches on the front of my knee. I've got tons of stuff scheduled over the next couple weeks that I'm going to miss. Knee's all swollen and even if it wasn't I can't bend it enough to bike or run without popping the stitches. Fucking trail is probably the least technical trail I've ridden in years, and somehow I do this shit.

    On the upside, the Steamboat ER was really good and really quick. So there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    Ripping down Ridge trail in Steamboat in a hailstorm/rainstorm. Top 1/2 is nice crushed granite and loam and we were hauling despite the weather. Apparently about halfway down it turns into clay, which I didn't know - the kind that turns into snot that coats everything. Hit a corner that looked fine (no one else was there so only a couple of tire tracks) going far too fast and totally lost the front end on the super slick clay.

    You know how sometimes when you sort've high side you can smack your stem with your knee? Not sure exactly what happened, but I think I essentially did that, but hard enough to take a big chunk out of my flesh over the kneecap. Deep.

    Now I'm fucking sidelined with stitches on the front of my knee. I've got tons of stuff scheduled over the next couple weeks that I'm going to miss. Knee's all swollen and even if it wasn't I can't bend it enough to bike or run without popping the stitches. Fucking trail is probably the least technical trail I've ridden in years, and somehow I do this shit.

    On the upside, the Steamboat ER was really good and really quick. So there's that.
    I'd laugh at you but I feel too bad for you to laugh. At least you're keeping a stiff upper lip and all that.

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    @beece, if it helps, I did a similar number on my knee last Summer. JRA on a flat, dirt road when my hand slipped off the bar and I did a pile driver into the dirt.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    It's always the mild stuff where things go the most wrong, at least in my experience. Lat summer I blew my hand up when I missed a landing on a green trail at Mt Snow and bounced off into a culvert.

    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    People get really annoyed when they are left on the ground, maybe they are trying to be nice and not do that?
    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    Doggy bags kinda suck but at least they're visible and the turds are mostly contained.
    Nothing's worse than blowing through someone's corgi-poo dumplings after their wilderness shitting experience and having it fly up into your face.
    These aren't parks with crews that clean up. They're forest or roadside turnouts. I guess the trash gnomes should just know that there's shit bags everywhere

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    For the sake of efficiently moving forward in this thread, I hereby propose a new system to allow for people to briefly chime in and remind us of their stance, without the need for a repeated lengthy narrative.

    D = I lean toward Downhilling

    C = I lean toward Climbing

    +1 = Iím polite

    -1 = Fuck anyone whoís against me


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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    For the sake of efficiently moving forward in this thread, I hereby propose a new system to allow for people to briefly chime in and remind us of their stance, without the need for a repeated lengthy narrative.

    D = I lean toward Downhilling

    C = I lean toward Climbing

    +1 = Iím polite

    -1 = Fuck anyone whoís against me


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    So like D+1?

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    I volied for an enduro race ended up doing sweep to check for breakdowns/bodies/remove flagging tape, at some point i was like ok who is going to sweep for the sweep ?

    I had forgot my knee pads & gloves, was leaking (mildly) from both legs and one hand,

    do you ever wonder if back in the day buddy the medieval knight didn't bother wearing the armor cuz he was just running down to the corner for a pack of smokes ?

    now i try even harder to not forget my pertection
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    I'm +1 until someone's a douche, then I flip pretty quick to a -1.

    Also, system needs codes for dog poop and on-leash/off-leash preferences.
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    Good point.

    PP = Pro Pup
    AP = Anti Pup
    HTTP = Holier Than Though and compelled to tell others how to be a dog percent

    But, itíll need to be clear that ripple are reporting their stance on other peopleís dogs. Nobody gives a shit how awesome someone thinks they are as a dog parent.


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    D+1 PP leaning toward HTTP


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    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    HTTP = Holier Than Though and compelled to tell others how to be a dog percent
    both of my dogs are 100%

    ...I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    Nothing's worse than blowing through someone's corgi-poo dumplings after their wilderness shitting experience and having it fly up into your face.
    Not my proudest moment but I had to take a break from some extended family on Christmas day a few years ago, went for a quick fatbike ride at a local trail network that is multi use..

    Got dog shit sprayed up onto my face and in my mouth and eyes. Barfed a bunch, used all my water cleaning up, frantically called anyone I knew with any formal medical training asking if I should go directly to the hospital (everyone said nbd), went home, showered and brushed my teeth for about six hours, then lied down and curled up in the fetal position expecting I was about to basically basically erupt from one or both ends, nothing happened.

    I probably have heart worms now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullStack View Post
    Doggy bags kinda suck but at least they're visible and the turds are mostly contained.
    Nothing's worse than blowing through someone's corgi-poo dumplings after their wilderness shitting experience and having it fly up into your face.
    Not even close to the same as cow shit splatter.

    PP C, +1 till someone runs me off the trail.

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    I am anti-pedal-clipper rocks that hide in the overgrown underbrush this time of year.
    Can I get a Kumbaya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchosdad View Post
    Not even close to the same as cow shit splatter.
    I did the laramie enduro a few yrs ago after a lot of rain and several miles of the race go through pasture. needless to say I was mud spackled by the end.

    wasnít feel well later that evening, but figured it was just bc of racing 70+ miles. By the next day I couldnít eat anything without being in the fetal position within a few minutes so I went to urgent care and turns out it was a stomach infection most likely from getting face splattered with cow patties during the race (or also potentially from getting on my water bottle during the race and then drinking from that)

    But Iíd probably have to say dog shit mentally would be worse for me than cows since itís used as fertilizer on crops etc.

    all pretty disgusting though
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    My dogs never shit on the trail. They're so smart.

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    I believe I know people who have trained their dogs not to shit on the trail by aiming for them any time they stop on the trail. Cruel but effective.

    DC ++1/-1 PP (this needs an owner rating strategy)

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    I hang my dogs turds in trees, so that's TT (tree turd). People who leave dog turds on ground are GT (ground turd).

    PP, TT, D+C

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    Any brand of shit on the trail is the reason I quit using a downtube water bottle. It's a literal turd catcher.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Oh crap, I thought D and C were mutually exclusive...

    Okay I'm D+C+1 (at least until encountering a -1).
    Also a PP ally and TT curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Has anyone ranted yet about fucking DH morons that you yield for and they *still* go off trail into the weeds to pass you? That's irritating as SHIT.
    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    Wait. You are annoyed? Because someone, who you already pulled over for, went to move over further (to accomandate you even more)....
    Ha, was going to rant about this but forgot. Pulled off the trail last weekend to let two approaching riders pass and rather than ride on the trail they blazed past through the grass on the other side. Yeah, its annoying because our trails are very prone to erosion and widening from going off trail, so stay on the trail dammit!


    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    Now I'm fucking sidelined with stitches on the front of my knee. I've got tons of stuff scheduled over the next couple weeks that I'm going to miss. Knee's all swollen and even if it wasn't I can't bend it enough to bike or run without popping the stitches. Fucking trail is probably the least technical trail I've ridden in years, and somehow I do this shit.
    Same thing happened to me 10 yrs ago. Riding down a narrow trail on steep side slope my front wheel rode up the slope slightly and then washed out. The entire side slope was dirt except for a single embedded cobble. Guess what my knee slammed into, splitting it wide open just below the knee cap - worst possible spot. Had to wear a full leg immobilizer for 10 days and stitches were in for 5 weeks. For what should have been a trivial wipeout this kept me off the bike longer than any other injury including 2 ACLs and various broken bones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    But I’d probably have to say dog shit mentally would be worse for me than cows
    Same here, especially if:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Got dog shit sprayed up onto my face and in my mouth and eyes.

    I probably have heart worms now.
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