[Cdt-l] Biker/Hiker Protocol

Karl Gottshalk kgottshalk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 11:46:05 CST 2012


FWIW I prefer bikes to dogs on the trail, but that is just me.


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Jim and_or Ginny Owen <
spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  During the Monarch Pass traverse, of 41 bikes that we met that day, only
> one stopped.  That really is pretty typical.  We hike with a dog who is
> scared of bikes after being nearly run over one day.  I've had to scream at
> bikers to stop when we needed a moment to get off trail and out of their
> way.  Most seem to just want to squeeze by, despite the fact that we are
> holding a large leaping, barking dog, rather than wait the minute or two it
> takes us to get him off the path.
>
> On the CDT there aren't many horses, but I have wondered what would happen
> if bikes met horses in some of the narrow single track sections.  It
> wouldn't be pretty.
>
> Ginny
>
> http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/
>
> > From: wingnut.hiker at gmail.com
> > To: len5742 at gmail.com
> > Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:19:48 -0700
> > CC: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>
> > Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Biker/Hiker Protocol
> >
> > Len,
> >
> > I apologize.
> >
> > Bad choice of words.
> >
> > Still, having grown up hiking and biking in Colorado, I strongly disagree
> > with your characterization of cyclists. I have found most cyclists to be
> > very cooperative and accommodating.
> >
> > Camp
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Len Glassner [mailto:len5742 at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:52 PM
> > To: Steven Camp
> > Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> > Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Biker/Hiker Protocol
> >
> > Check the photo credits on pages 212, 286, and 296 of the current CT
> guide.
> >
> > You're aptly named.
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:12 PM, Steven Camp <wingnut.hiker at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > That is a crock. I doubt you've ever even been there.
> > >
> >
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