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I hate MTB single track in races!!!


MJ the Expat

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I am sorry, I do!!! I hate the damn things!!! The other day I was in a store listing to some woman chatting away to some oke about amazing singletrack somewhere...AND SHE WENT ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!!!!

 

What is up with singletrack? It's a piece of koeie paadjie waar ek 9/10 keer agter 'n dikgat op 'n Spez beland wat 10km/h in sy friggen granny gear ry...So I can't "enjoy" the single track at MY pace and leisure!!!

 

I hate it when organisers brand there races as having 75% singletrack! WTF???? All it does is create congestion!!! That is all it does!!! There are always some 10km fun riders screwing it up!!!!

 

Single track does not belong in a race!!! Single track should be ridden and never raced!!!

 

(Of dalk is ek nie P'doff omdat ek more moet werk...En eintlik mind ek nie die single track nie)
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Eish dude this is asking for a "beating" lol. people love single track, and so do I, yes it creates congestion, next time i am in your way just shout you want to pass Ill gladly let you through, as a fun rider i dont care where i finish I just want to finish.

 

 

 

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bad races with bad planning causes congestion.  single track is what makes all the hard work of climbing hills and long dirt roads worth it.  i love both, but to throw either out completely is a little anti-mtbiking.  to be honest i haven't experienced too much congestion with the single track on the races i've done.  i know the 10 or 19k riders can get in the way but then just ask them to move over. politely.  but you are entitled to one rant a week, i'd give it a 8.1/10!

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Seriously, seriously????? If you dont like sitting behind the okes in the single tracks, be there before them.

How is it that a dikgat beats you to the singletrack??????

I also had the problem of sitting behind someone that does not know how to ride a singletrack, and I do, but they pased me in the climbs and stuff before hand were I was not that strong. So instead of blaming the organisers, I got fit and beter with the pieces before the singletrack.

 

Sort out your own problems, dont point the finger somewhere else.
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Event organisers need to ensure longer and shorter race riders don't meet up on the same section of singletrack. At Wartburg for example adjacent but separate sections of singletrack were created, one for the longer ride and one for the slower guys. Worked perfectly. I understand your frustration though, gets my goat too!

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Stel voor jy begin voor in die groep. Waar die races dit doen, probeer goeie 'seeding' kry. Anders GAAN jy almal moet verbysteek wat voor jou begin ry het. Geen singletrack sal 'n race niks anders as 'n glorified jeeptrack/ dirt road maak!! Dit maak ons mountainbikers en nie 'roadies-gone-dirty' nie.

 

Persoonlik enter ek net races wat <60% singletrack het. Wat anders toets skill? EN jy sien van die mooiste plekke in ons land, wat jy in 'n kar nie kan sien nie... wat net koeie kan sien!

Laaste, ek vind mense baie goedgesind as jy s? jy wil verbysteek waar moontlik.

Jammer, maar ek looove singletrack.

AdriFerrari2010-05-28 02:33:49

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I am sorry' date=' I do!!!

 

What is up with singletrack? It's a piece of koeie paadjie waar ek 9/10 keer agter 'n dikgat op 'n Spez beland wat 10km/h in sy friggen granny gear ry... 

(Of dalk is ek nie P'doff omdat ek more moet werk...En eintlik mind ek nie die single track nie)
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Wow,  good thing you refer to the 'dikgat' as male.LOL. Cause some of the big-bum aunties can ride.

The people of today have so much anger... Damn that rap music...
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I flippin' love singletrack, and almost won't consider doing a race if it doesn't have a large amount of it. I agree: it is very frustrating getting stuck behind a muppet (I got stuck behind a motorbike in the tiny bit of singletrack at the end of the Dirtopia 70km), but it certainly beats the open roads. You just have to use your cunning and skill to pass people.

 

At the 24 hours of Weisenhof I was worried about it, but most people were very happy to let me through and it wasn't a problem. It helps if there are short open sections to break it up. And hey, if it gets more people into the sport I don't think it can be a bad thing.

 

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 Sort out your own problems' date=' dont point the finger somewhere else.
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Yaaaaaaaaawn, dude, when I do like a 70km race, the organisers will work it so that I end up behind a 10km fun rider RIGHT on the single track!!! That is what I meant...
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GET YOURSELF AN INDOOR TRAINER THEN NO MORE WORRIES ABOUT CONGESTION .

 

I have one...but the wife keeps hogging the trainer!!!LOL

 

Nah, I am just p'd off for working tomorrow.

 

 
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I am sorry' date=' I do!!! I hate the damn things!!! The other day I was in a store listing to some woman chatting away to some oke about amazing singletrack somewhere...AND SHE WENT ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!!!!

 

What is up with singletrack? It's a piece of koeie paadjie waar ek 9/10 keer agter 'n dikgat op 'n Spez beland wat 10km/h in sy friggen granny gear ry...So I can't "enjoy" the single track at MY pace and leisure!!!

 

I hate it when organisers brand there races as having 75% singletrack! WTF???? All it does is create congestion!!! That is all it does!!! There are always some 10km fun riders screwing it up!!!!

 

Single track does not belong in a race!!! Single track should be ridden and never raced!!!

 

(Of dalk is ek nie P'doff omdat ek more moet werk...En eintlik mind ek nie die single track nie)

 
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Its cool MJ we understand.  Id feel the same way if I was working tomorrow, Id give the rant about 7/10.

 

But no, Im on kiddy watch tomorrow so no riding for me as well, and in general that makes me hate mountain biking.  It gets in the way of everything. I was perfectly happy being 15kg overweight, but no...now I have this flat stomach and sculpted (albeit slightly skinny) bronze legs, my energy levels are up and Im much healthier in general.  The burden of elevating from the social norm is too much.  Im going to rip of my kit and burn my bike.  Ive had enough.....ENOUGH I SAY!!!AngryAngry

 

 

(And 'scene')

 

Long live the singletrack! Big%20smile
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As long as there is about 5 - 8km before the single track starts then I say it is an awesome addition to any race.

 

Plus if you do get stuck behind someone it is a great excuse to give your legs a bit of a break, without looking like you are actually enjoying it.

 

Just throw in a couple of sighs and grunts to make sure everyone around does not think you are actually tired too.Wink
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?Sort out your own problems' date=' dont point the finger somewhere else.
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Yaaaaaaaaawn, dude, when I do like a 70km race, the organisers will work it so that I end up behind a 10km fun rider RIGHT on the single track!!! That is what I meant...

 

You should do what I do...

 

Just storm up behind them and as you get to them lock up your brakes.

 

The other thing you can try is to sneak up behind them and when you're real close BARK at them like a dog.

 

 

 

Both get more or less the same reaction. The poor inexperienced rides normally go off track and fall over, leaving the path clear for you to rip up! smiley20.gif

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MJ - that is part of the sport and its the same for everyone. Change your attitude and maybe the "dikgat" will let you pass. The best shirt I ever saw was a lady rider's it simply said: "Don't swear at me because you can't climb"

Maybe we are spoilt in CT, because event orginisers go out of their way to make sure that traffic is not an issue.

 

MTB-ing is an inclusive sport, so next time show some consideration to the "Dikgat" that is on his bike and not on the couch eating mcdonalds.
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