Big.Eck is a motorcyclist and therefore his views could be misconstrued as being biased.
I am, too.
And lets drop the stabbing im with daggers hidden inside walking canes[A rear cyclists boon that bit of kit] or sticking something through his front wheel nonsense. OK, tongue in cheek i know but it still all sounds like chav central around here
Been biting my tongue in this thread up till now (aside from my pet peeve of people calling motocross motoRcross - don't even get me started on damping). I'll first state that I'm a multi-use trail user, using them for moto, MTB, and hiking. As you can see from the rear fender in the pic, my bike is registered, plated, and insured (I believe you call it MOT, whatever the hell that means). It's also quite a bit different here than there. I live in one of ten provinces. There's close to a thousand Provincial Parks in mine, the biggest one being almost half the size of Scotland. That's a whole lot of land to spread around for 10 million people. The trails are full multi-use, specific use, and single-use, or illegal. Due to the sheer vastness, the marking of them is sporadic at best, so you're rarely 100% sure if you're legal or not. That said, I try
to stick to legal or grey area trails on my bike, am empathetic with other users, and give them the benefit by slowing down to idle when encountering them, especially equestrian (and I can't stand horses).
The problem I'm seeing pop up here is advocating the OP to resort to violence. He'd be picking a fight that he has little chance of winning, especially if it were someone like me with more padding/armour than a riot cop, and my...........temperament. I know if I'm on legal or grey area trails, came around a corner and didn't chop the throttle to slow down as quick as he thought I should
, then took a swing at me with a walking stick, two things would happen.
1) With MX gear over top of Dainese body armour and a fiberglass/kevlar helmet on, the blow(s) wouldn't do a hell of a lot.
2) Having just been assaulted, and knowing my temper, I'd most likely go into the red, drop my bike, take his stick from him, and beat the living *** out of him with it, probably breaking a few bones on purpose so the message lingers for a few weeks. Some of the ish I've seen suggested to the OP in this thread will end up getting him hurt, possibly badly, and I find it to be cavalier and without any rational thought.