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Umm... I'm telling Miss....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
  2. What an absolute bunch of pricks. Giving mountain bikers a bad name and condoning breaking the law.
    Actually it's Lee Collis aka Drac CHR apparently.
     
  3. Trembler49

    Trembler49 Veteran

    Location:
    Portimao, Portugal
    Well, while using footpaths is illegal, using them when no-one else is using them is hardly the crime of the century.

    I have always found that if you are polite and slow down for walkers they don't mind.

    At night there are rarely any walkers out in the country.
     
  4. It's a question of conscience. No-one I know does it deliberately, and I certainly don't either. The walking fraternity are always looking to have a go at mtb'ers and this site just plays into their hands.
     
  5. will

    will Senior Member

    A well managed area/resort has cycle-only and walk-only trails and mixed trails where respect is necessary. if an alternative is provided then they are reprehensible. If not they are a little less so.
     
  6. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    There is a difference between what SimonFBarnes does, take big groups across footpaths in the middle of a weekend and what some other people do, ride local trails at night when no-one is around.
     
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Some of those pics are bridleways anyway - row 6 no 1 is in Gisburn Forest.

    Simon (if it's him) has a point because most footpaths were once bridleways anyway, centuries-old packhorse routes. In the 60s local authorities reclassified most BWs as FPs so as to avoid the need for costly maintenence. Anything that can take a horse or a 4x4 is fair game in my book, even if it's classified as FP on the OS map.

    However what is irritating about this site is that it will add fuel to the fire and moderate riders will suffer. How long before somebody posts a link on a Ramblers website?

    He's a cock, whoever he is.
     
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    After 6pm every trail is available to bikers

    Before 6pm caution is to be advised

    Restraint is to be observed in sensitve areas eg. National Parks

    Restraint is not to be observed in areas that no one else ever uses eg. ugly countryside

    Skids are for kids

    If the trail has no classification but walkers have been seen on it then it’s fair game

    Mind the English daffodills and bluebells (only wreck the Spanish ones)

    When encountering walkers behave like we are meant to do on bridleways (but seldom do) ie. stop and yield trail unless they’re the landowner in which case you flee asap

    If you continue to encounter walkers reconsider the value of the said cheeky trail and when best to do it if at all

    The closer the cheeky trails are to civilisation the more acceptable it is to ride them

    The fewer the amount of bridleways an area has the more right we have to get cheeky wid it

    Alarmingly garish clothing is to be discouraged

    Squealing brakes are not allowed

    Do not ride where and/or when your presence will be easily detected

    At no time should the cheeky percentage of your total ride total more than 50%

    Do not hang around on the cheeky trails

    Do not race on cheeky trails, just pause and enjoy the cheek instead

    Stop looking so guilty!

    Ride with a confident smile knowing that what you are doing is not wrong

    If someone says “bikes are not allowed on here” reply with “yes, I know, silly isn’t it?”

    - I'd say they aren't too bad; the 1st ones responsible !

    Who hasnt rode a foot path, I have = ive broke the law ! :biggrin:

    Its gonna happen...(riding paths)

    Though its a big hot subject though...
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    how can they see with those blindfolds on?