Follies and friends--the Triple Bypass 2017 is quickly approaching! Douglas Gerard and I hope to shuttle a vehicle to Vail that Friday, finish the course in 10-11 hours on Saturday, and drive back to Evergreen after a beer and some grub. Let us know if you plan to ride and would like to catch a ride back with us on Sat afternoon! :D ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Everyone! On my ride in Lory yesterday I noticed that most riders are either unaware of, or have forgotten, one of most important trail etiquette guidelines out there. That is, how to yield to uphill traffic and other trail users. Most people seemed to remember that they *should* yield, but almost no-one did it correctly. So I thought since it's the beginning of summer we could all use a reminder! Also - lets make sure to help educate our friends who are new to MTB trails!
Anytime you need to stop/yield to someone on the trail, DON'T ride around them, DON'T ride off trail, DON'T ride through the grass.
DO, instead ride to the edge of the trail (try to stay on it) and STOP. Place your outside foot down and lean away from the trail allowing room for riders/hikers to pass. And remember, uphill traffic and non-MTB users have the right-of-way.
I was shocked by the number of people who just seemed too "lazy" to stop riding their bikes and yield, but chose to ride just a few feet off the trail instead. This practice is ruining our trails. So much of Lory will soon be double track and I fear the area will limit MTB access to trails if we do not take care of the land.
If you want more information about the damage going off trail can cause I found this article interesting (I also used some of their language to describe this trail etiquette guideline). ... See MoreSee Less