Poll: How do you overtake hikers?

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    When you are trailrunning, and come up behind a walker/hiker/backpacker, do you:

    A) Pass them if is safe to do so (or wait to pass them until it is safe to do so), or
    C) Expect them to get off of the trail so you can pass and if they don't you become rude and insult them?

    Just wondering.

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    Addendum: assume the hiker you desire to overtake is walking as far over to the side of the trail as he/she reasonably can.

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    I don't pass anyone but mtn. bikers yell "on your left or right" when passing in my local hills and that seems to work.

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    I've never found the trail that busy to worry too much about it. Be polite and things take care of themselves.
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    I say "excuse me, please"

    what's the big deal?

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    Oh, I totally voted for being pissy. Because it's 100% the funnier answer.
    Don't take anything I say seriously... I certainly don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    I've never found the trail that busy to worry too much about it. Be polite and things take care of themselves.
    Common sense..works for me.

    When I want to pass someone on the uphill (be it hiking, running or skiing), I usually say a cherry 'Good morning' behind them to let them know I want to pass. Most get the point and move off to the side. IF they don't, I usually ask politely "Mind if I play through?" with a smile on my face.

    Naturally, someone going uphill has the right of way if I am doing downhill.

    Common sense and courtesy is what ultimately works.
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    Stupid a&& poll. just ask to pass and move on. i've never had a problem.
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I use a skiing technique and say: "on your left" or "on your right" please!
    Why should anyone get "pissy" about something like this?
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    Is there seriously a poll on this? Murphy's law, I suppose.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Oh, I totally voted for being pissy. Because it's 100% the funnier answer.
    lol I was wondering who that was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manwich View Post
    Is there seriously a poll on this? Murphy's law, I suppose.
    What's your point, tin can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnycat View Post
    What's your point, tin can?
    A tin can is a tin can, but a Manwich is a meal. My point is that I'm having a hard time figuring out dumber poll question to ask than yours.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manwich View Post
    A tin can is a tin can, but a Manwich is a meal. My point is that I'm having a hard time figuring out dumber poll question to ask than yours.
    Why do you suppose I asked it? Does it make you feel better about yourself to pass such a declaration?

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    I have never passed anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    Be polite and things take care of themselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    Common sense and courtesy is what ultimately works.
    From the results of this poll, and my own experience, it seems common sense and courtesy are only prevalent in 90% of trailrunners (but I am hopefull it could be as high as 95%).

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder
    I have never passed anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    I have never passed anyone.
    LOL, yep. 90% of the time I'm the one being passed and I prob needed a breather anyway, good excuse to rest.
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    I imagine alot of people are pissed off at me since I am never the passer and always the passee

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    I always find it best to saying "excuse me". It is a nice way of passing someone without anyone having a reason to get piss off.

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    I trip them from behind with my poles, then tease them as they're laying on the ground. Or, I'm polite. Just depends on the mood.

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