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Long time reader, first time writer. I do two things when I’m out on the trail on an ebike day; I don’t climb the down tracks, and I don’t park people on the climbs. When I behave that way, I meet no resistance. I have been sneered at, for sure, but I’m used to it from 80’s snowboarding and freeride MTB in the 90’s. I do find it a bit ironic that blowing up corners in the brakeless “schralp” style is all the rage... essentially, trail smashing in that way is really encouraged. The same rider thinking that kind of thing is amazing might also point to ebikes as being destructive because of the motor. For me, I do it because it’s really fun, but feel like I need to do my best to be a good trail user. I mention climbing as an example, but I tend to take it one step further and pull off to the side whether I’m climbing OR descending.