Whatever happened to "uphill riders have the right of way"?
Rode a popular winter trails system in southern Maine yesterday and had to move to the side each and every time.
Didn't kill us to do it but jees,come on.
Maybe I'm just old (and cranky). ... See MoreSee Less
Harder to stop on the downhill in snow?
I think Strava killed that (rules at YHF are uphill has the row)
I always try to yield to uphill riders as I appreciate it when others yield to my climbing. If you are speaking of Bradbury east side there really aren't any prolonged climbs that would warrant yielding. I have found that the larger the group the less likely they are to yield. Mob mentality I guess. FYI, KT is uphill yields to downhill. Some folks have taken that as justification at other areas.
On snow and ice, it can be dangerous to hard brake on a downhill. I always give the DH riders ROW on the snow. Has nothing to do with Strava and everything to do with safety.
I always yield to downhill riders when I’m climbing because I know how much fun they’re having, while I’m just grinding slowly uphill. I love to go downhill undisrupted too. I guess I never knew there was an etiquette to it. 🤷♂️
If braking downhill is dangerous, your speed > your talent.
Why do we even give way in the 1st place? It is to prevent an injury or a collision so if the downhill rider gives way that slows down the closure rate big time. The hell with your PR
I always yield to uphill riders!
I yield to the person having the most fun 🤷
Sometimes I pull over first sometimes they do. Seems to work either way 🤷🏻♂️ all the while everyone still smiling and having fun!!!
I will do a pop a wheelie and put a face full of studs in uphill riders. They are the cancer of cycling! I’ll also spray them with MT Dew from my water bottle, and say “freeze sucka” as I shred by.🤟🏻
I think people get confused between IMBA policy and a place like KT that OPPOSITE of IMBA.
I yield because I’m slow and overweight and often just want a break…
I’m always looking for a excuse to take a break during my climb. I yield to the DH even if they’re suppose too
I really have never understood this….. why ruin the flow of someone flying down hill? It’s nice to have a brake during a climb
I guess I’ll never fallow the “policy”
When climbing Just dab a foot and lean over. I always give way to someone going down hill. If I'm cruising on a down and see someone climbing I will lean or change line direction as I pass and hope you might do the same. That's just how I ride
This is almost the same as walkers, they typically step off the trail for bikes. It takes less time for both...same with uphill riders. Seriously just pull to the side for 2 seconds as the DH rider flies by. Show some stoke then get back to cranking up the vert for your turn and some g powered fun.
Sometimes it’s difficult to stop going down - while this is generally not the case climbing as is pretty easy to pop a foot down and let dh rider pass. I support DH rider has the R/O/W as just makes sense.
In the Winter I think every crossing is different. Yesterday at Bradbury there was a group of 17 coming towards me. Was I really going to ask ALL of them to pump over off the groomed trail, regardless of who was going up or down? I agree, Winter is very different, except maybe at a bike park in winter.
I must be a little soft in the head but I ride for the climbs. I enjoy a good climb and doing it clean is always more satisfying.
And if you are sharing the trail, downhill nordic skiers have the right of way. Just say’n. Bikes are bigger that me, so I step aside.
Well this thread certainly cleared things up and gained consensus. Recently read an an article about mountain biking etiquette and main theme was "Don't be an asshole". Regarding kinetics, I believe if two riders and their bikes have the same mass and velocity, each rider has the same momentum and kinetic energy regardless if going up or down. Yes, I'm an asshole.
I have no problem yielding ever, except when the person I let through can’t say “thanks” or just give a nod of gratitude.
✋ Haha I had -9 at the top of the field. That’s as far as I went but everything was riding well. Was able to clean the climb up from first bog and to the big field with no trouble. Go get it!
We live in Maine,... Conditions are so good! Dress warm and you'll only sustain and/or get warmer whilst ridey riding!! 💙❄️🚲❄️💚🎉🎉🎉
Hi Jim, hope all is well.
Fun riding and socializing! Trails were great! Thank you!
So much fun! Thank you Brian for maintaining such an incredible winter trail playground
I'm hearing from KCup York was amazing:)
Sorry for the bad joke Chris Sweet 🤦🏻♂️😊
It was amazing!
I hope you packed it down well for me tomorrow.
Awesome job with the trails Brian Alexander👏🤩
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