Top 10 Things To NEVER Do At Your Local Trailhead
There are certain things that you should just never do at any trailhead…especially your local one. In case you haven’t thought of some of these before…I have compiled my top 10 list. Any others that you think should be added? Hit up the comment section below and let us know.
- Shake the hand of someone coming out of a porta potty that isn’t wearing gloves - This should be self explanatory.
- Show off your skills – You are going to wreck…it is going to be in front of everyone and you will be the butt of all jokes until it happens to someone else.
- Drive really fast through the parking lot – You look like a jackass and it if is gravel…you just leave behind a huge cloud. People will hate you.
- Spend more time in the parking lot than on the trail – People notice…you are there to ride…not “be seen”.
- Forget that your helmet is on top of your car (or any other biking accessory) - We have all done it. Drive off to find out your favorite shorts are now somewhere down the road.
- Leave the trailhead without knowing exactly where your keys are – I once locked my keys in the truck at Dupont National Forest. There is no cell reception for 15 miles. That was a long day.
- Leave your rack down while you are riding – I am just as guilty of this as the next guy, but you are asking someone to run into it if you leave it down.
- Leave valuables in plain sight – Remote areas with expensive equipment can attract the wrong crowd. Keep your stuff locked up and away from thieving eyes.
- Ride out like a bat out of hell – No one is impressed and you are just going to blow yourself up. When everyone that was watching passes you…you’ll feel like a jackass.
- Crop dust – It’s just mean.
What do you think?