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Commercial dog walkers

May 7, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
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Within a couple of weeks, before I head to work I've done a quick lap on Bobsled and Floppy bunny. Both times I've just about been taken out by a dog running out on to the trail when I've come around a corner. The last one was close to me biting it! I know alot of trails are multiuse, but Bobsled has to be one of the busiest MTB trail, why would commercial dog walkers take 6+ dogs down that trail? It only a matter of time before someone get seriously hurt, or maybe someone already has?


 Last edited by: Ouch on May 7, 2018, 8:47 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 8, 2018, 2 p.m.
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Yeah that's offside. Its a biking only trail too as far as I'm aware. No foot traffic allowed on it!

May 8, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
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I wasn't positive about that, if I see them again, I'll educate them on the bike only trail and the potential for liability if they injure someone.

May 8, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
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Says biking only here: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/bobsled/

May 8, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
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You said you were close to biting it. You shouldn't ever bite a dog, cause you might catch something.


 Last edited by: Stuminator on May 8, 2018, 2:52 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 8, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
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Its not the dogs fault for being brought by a walker onto a biking trail either. 

Bite the walker!

May 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
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May 9, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
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Jesus! You scared me with that.

May 9, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
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Well, I guess I'll get a full-face helmet......then I won't be able to bite dogs or walkers!!!!


 Last edited by: Ouch on May 9, 2018, 9:17 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 11, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
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I think the trail signs for Bob Sled (which land owner DNV installs, right?) say MTB only on Bobsled, might point that out... especially to a commercial operator. And yeah they are an idiot for doing that.


 Last edited by: grambo on May 11, 2018, 10:50 a.m., edited 1 time in total.

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