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Offline climbs_be_damned

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bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« on: February 23, 2014, 03:55:39 PM »
Just wondering what the rules are for pointing out use of the trails by bushwalkers and joggers.  It was extremely busy this morning and had a couple of near misses with joggers(athletes training) and a mother and 5 year old daughter walking along lower buckle.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 07:14:50 PM »
I've experienced this occasionally as well.  There's 'no bikes' signs on tramline etc,  but there's no 'no walkers' sign on the other trails that I can recall. There probably should be I think.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 08:28:12 PM »
There should be no walking signs on all entry points of MTB network.

But lets be realistic no one really reads any signs at Lysty.




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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 09:13:44 PM »
I was at the top of Follow me today and a couple of guys were reading the warning sign there,  I was pleasantly surprised :)

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 03:35:20 PM »
my personal "favourite" was the family pushing a baby stroller up Snipe as I was coming down. A few "industrial" words were exchanged.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »
yeah i think i've found a reason to wear elbow pads... pedestrians

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 10:53:19 AM »
referring to my above comment - OMFG - did anyone else ride up there sunday/sunday morning? the amount of runners on those trails - driving me crazy.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 12:44:29 PM »
Yup,

Ive noticed a lot of runners on the trails over the past couple of Sunday mornings, usually been around Buckle so it hasn't been too bad, I think they are local football clubs.

The worst so far though has been some old guy standing on the last berm of Aneurism as my riding mate went through, he called out that I was following, but the old guy just stood there, almost copped him in the ribs with my 'bars.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
Also last night along the start of blair witch on the switchbacks just up the hill from Waynes world there was a lovely trail of horse shit through several corners.   Any horse rider going through there really has a death wish.  A faster rider coming down the hill there may not stop in time , and startle a horse. Could be a disaster...

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 04:20:41 PM »
To be fair, hands up who still rides across the dam wall even though we are not meant to?

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 09:26:12 AM »
To be fair, hands up who still rides across the dam wall even though we are not meant to?

rarely. saying that - there's a huge difference between rolling along the dam wall with 100% visibility to hurtling through blair witch or aneurysm where we have to choose between hitting a walker or a tree at full tilt..

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 11:17:03 AM »
No difference in the eye of walkers I would say !

Also noticed a NEW trail along Lamberts fire road. Maybe to give walkers joggers a trail.

I think we need to come up with a plan for joggers and walkers in Lysty

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 09:10:44 PM »
No difference in the eye of walkers I would say !

Also noticed a NEW trail along Lamberts fire road. Maybe to give walkers joggers a trail.

I think we need to come up with a plan for joggers and walkers in Lysty

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 03:10:17 PM »
ran up the * of a guy jogging down snipe sat arvo. he was fast to apologise though, saw him running then he got of the trail, thought he was letting me pass but jumped back on trail right in front of me, he defo has skid marks on his pants haha.

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Re: bushwalkers and joggers on trails
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 08:58:48 PM »
That time of year... Had to yell out to a couple walking down hug today and a jogger with his kids on buckle FFS >:(
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