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tmargeson pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 28, 2014 at 13:50
Oct 28, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Mounting a Guide, Enduro Bike Capabilities, Trail Etiquette
Where, in the article or in the comments, did anyone say it's easier to move over when descending?? The IMBA "rule" or etiquette pertaining to descenders yielding to climbers isn't even based on the ease of moving over. It's based firstly on safety of both riders, and secondly on the other half of the equation, effort/ease of re-starting AFTER moving over.
tmargeson pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 28, 2014 at 13:42
Oct 28, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Mounting a Guide, Enduro Bike Capabilities, Trail Etiquette
You're only looking at half of the situation. You're looking at it from the side of "which rider has it easier to stop and pull aside". Others are looking at it from the side of "which rider has it easier to get going again after stopping and pulling aside". Yes, it's easier for the climber to stop, but it's easier for the descender to re-start. I'd argue that the effort and difficulty required for the climber to get going again after a stop is much more than the effort and difficulty required for a descender to stop to let the climber pass. So the logic is based on the amount of difficulty and effort required to stop and go. Many, including IMBA, feel that it's tougher, overall, for the climber than the descender.
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