Our work is never done

By Al Head

Ever had a fellow rider come screaming downhill, their bars an inch from yours, while you’re slogging up a climb?

Rider-on-rider aggression is the worst. If we can’t count on each other, who can we count on out there?

Happened to me this morning. I was happily grinding up Pick ’n Sledge on my way to Enchanted by way of Sluicebox. Dawn on an even day, sun peaking out, cool air, and my only company was a baby deer bouncing after their momma.

Blissful. Until two separate riders crashed into my scene, riding right off trail to pass.

Mellow harshed.

If you’re headed downhill, yield to the rider who is climbing.

Of course, most of you already know this. But every once in a while — like this morning — you encounter someone who must not know any better. Our work to promote the Laws of the Trail is never done over here at Giddyup HQ.

author: Al Head