Rob Atkin wrote:
I saw this linked on Twitter.....
IF the guy did get a good kicking (and the camera didn't show it, didn't show much at the end really) then no-one deserves it...
However he rode like a total prat all the way dow, baiting the guy in front, saying how good he was, generally hassling him THEN rather than just passing when the guy pulled over just though he'd do a quick loop to MAKE SURE he was behind him again. He looked like he knew the trail quite well so why on earth did he do this if it wasn't to show off how AWESOME he was by trying to get past later on again??
I am surprised the guy in front kept so quiet.....
Then, at the end, the guy stops so the guy behind could easily just walk past him without saying anything but thankyou.... but obviously he's tougher than that...resulting in him learning the hard way (but more likely it was just a scuffle??).
As I said, if he did get a good kicking then he didn't deserve it and the other guy should have held his temper BUT there's no real video of him getting hit (amazing how the camera is covered ALL THE TIME when he is being "attacked").
Did you actually watch the video? There was no baiting, no saying how good he was, no hassling. Rockshox man was behaving weird and aggressive when he first stopped. It also seems highly unlikely that camera man got back behind him on purpose - what makes you think he did? And when rockshox man stops the second time he's immediately aggressive and confrontational. He certainly wasn't stopping to let him 'easily just walk past'.
I've scarcely seen so much wrong in one forum post ever before. Have yourself an imaginary medal!
Errr have YOU watched the video?? They both acted the wrong way but it was the camera guy that started it all. All he had to do is hang back and watch the view for a few minutes (like I do on a regular basis as I don't like trying to get past people, more polite to wait) but no, he had act the tough guy. No wonder the guy in front got stroppy.
Thats no excuse to hit someone (if he did) but the camera guy was one of the least patient, obnoxious riders I've seen. Most of the time when he does this sort of thing he probably gets past, feeling smug about how good he is, but this time it didn't work.
Imaginary medal? Have you been taking courtesy lessons from the video guy?