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Offline Revolutionary

Trail/NFS Road Etiquette
« on: April 23, 2016, 09:08:53 AM »
Folks,
Recently, on one of the National Forest Service Roads here, I've gotten behind a couple of different rigs that both blocked me. In other words, they knew I was behind them, knew I was faster, and they both refused to pull over to let me by; for miles. Now; if you pull up behind me, I'll pull over & let you pass, right now. Go on by, Man, NO need for me to block you in, it goes the same way for me as driving in the left lane on the highway, if you ain't passing, GET OVER in the right lane.

So; let's hear it, what's it like in other areas of the country?

Here's the rest of the story on what happened yesterday:
So I come up behind this RZR 1000, he makes me sit behind him for about 5 miles, we come to a split in the road, I pull in on the left, he's on the right. I look over at him & ask him if there's a reason he blocked me in, I told him "you have a big assed mirror, I know you saw me". He's a big boy, (I am too but not like this guy; me 5'11 & 235 & he 6'4 or 5 & 300+).
He looks over at me & says "F u, I saw you behind me, you were riding my a.., (I was back 50-150 feet) and I don't have to let you pass, no need for you to drive that fast anyways". I told him; "so you control my speed, who in the f put you in charge, you're not a cop".

So he pulls by me, spouting some nonsense, and I yelled out to him that he's the same ahole that sits in the left lane on the highway. He tells me I'm another Washington (State) puke, and I told him I live on this mountain, and have for 20 years; and to f off. This is where it gets fun/exciting:

He jumps out of his rig, (by now he's about 40 feet or so away from me); he yells at his wife; "get my pistol, I'm gonna shoot this mf'er!" and he starts walking towards me like he's wanting some. Me, (like a moron) I throw my glasses on the seat next to me, I jump out and he stops walking, but I don't, I walk up to him, put my finger in his chest, and I told him that if we go; he's going to get hurt, and I meant it. I wasn't afraid, of him; his pistol, or his size; his bigger head just makes me a bigger target.

He turns around & all but runs to his RZR, he jumps in, (I thought he was grabbing the pistol, I was just going to dive over the bank going downhill; he'd have NEVER hit me with a pistol, no way). But he screamed off down the trail.

I sit there for a minute & decompress, then I took off after him on the NFS road. After a mile or two, I get behind him again, and he pulls over, I pull up right beside him, him & his wife are looking at me like I'm pure crazy....I jump out of my rig, run around to his, and stick out my hand, to shake his; I told him "I'm Chris Walsh, I live on this mountain, and I was a jerk, so were you, we need to put this garbage behind us, right now, you don't need to shoot anybody & I don't need to kick anyone's ass, so what do you say, let's bury it & you can tell me all about your new RZR & I'll tell you about my new CF Moto's".

They both settled right down, we talked for about a half hour, shook hands & went our ways; how it should have been in the first place.
Chris   
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Trail/NFS Road Etiquette
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 11:44:43 AM »
Gees...what a story. Could have had a very different turn-out. People here always pull over to let the faster by.
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Offline gfmoto

Re: Trail/NFS Road Etiquette
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 12:10:36 PM »
Just glad it had a good ending. Understand your frustration, been there too, but I think I would have had to pull over and let the idiot get a little lead. Here people just wave or pull over. The ones that have larger machines usually try to prove how fast they are anyway. In the end ,not worth getting hurt or worse over. 
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Offline Revolutionary

Re: Trail/NFS Road Etiquette
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 02:34:36 PM »
NMK, that's how I am, too; I pull over. If you are faster than me, blow on by, no harm or foul; I hate it when somebody is riding behind me.

GF, I did pull over, a half dozen times. The guy was driving faster when I was behind him, then as soon as I'd pull over, he must have slowed way down, I'd sit there for a minute or two, then take off, and sure as heck, he's RIGHT there, just around the next corner.

I just wondered if people from other states pull over or not; to me it's just a simple & common courtesy.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2016, 04:39:06 PM by Revolutionary »
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Trail/NFS Road Etiquette
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 08:30:00 PM »
On every trail here in MN, we pull over if we can to let someone by. I do get some guys in big yellow SXS's that think they own the place because the spent maga money on them. For the most part people are there to have fun and not fight over something small. I would have to say that telling them that you acted like an Ahole took the wind right out of his sails and stopped a fight later on. Yes, for some reason I run into these people later at some point and they are still pissed and want to hurt me.
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