Monday, September 6, 2010
#42 - Uphill courtesy
A little something something I learned while Mountain Biking is simple trail etiquette - one of the most important ones being if you are on single track and encounter another rider, the one going uphill has the right-of-way. This is unfortunately not always followed on the roads, but what the hell, d-bags are shooting bouncers in front of Town Tavern.
I was riding solo across Ft. Pitt bridges narrow ass sidewalk, and on the Mt Worshington side I encountered a group of half-dozen cyclist, varying in age and ability. I stopped to allow them to pass (they were going uphill, duh) and leaned against a fence which nearly gave way, causing me to comically almost fall and tumble to my death. I secured my footing and the group passed me, each with a huge smile and an authentic 'thank-you'