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Old 07-22-2013, 03:45 AM   #16
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Faced this sort of crap before, logically i just see it as a fundamental part of Darwinism. View the situation as a plus, you now know who not to ride with.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:01 AM   #17
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Take him out again... but leave the bastard there.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:17 AM   #18
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Well, I was out riding single trails with a "mate", turned off a trail onto a tight single trail, look around and he's behind me. Headed in a bit further, only about 500m and look around and cannot see him. Turn off the bike, can't hear him so I go back to the turn off and wait, wait, wait, no sign of him. I start get a bit worried so looked for him for about an hour, no trace of him at all. Went back to the turn off, still no sign of him. Descided to head home as low on fuel. Then I get a text saying he was at home and would catch up again later.

What a COCK, NO F#CKING WAY. If he wanted to head home all he had to do was to say so. I couldn't believe that someone would just leave and not tell you.

Arrrh now I feel better. A good whinge.
At least he started the ride. More than a lot do.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:29 AM   #19
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Yeah thanks fella's, I won't lose sleep over it. I'll have a chat to him now I'm a bit calmer.

I was just so pissed off that he just left, as said earlier we were each others back up and where we were no one would come buy for days if not weeks. What if somethig happened to me whilst I was looking for him. Neither of us are noobs either, both over 45.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:59 AM   #20
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My new "best mate" is the PLB my Mrs. just bought me for my birthday a week ago [Personal Locator Beacon, like an EPIRB but for land use].

I have bailed on rides, but not without informing the group I'm riding with first.

Same has been done by people who have ridden with me as part of a my group.

When only two of us on the ride we either both go on, or we both go back, by mutual agreement [and never an issue or grudge against the one who wants to pull the pin for whatever reason].
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:42 AM   #21
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Had the same thing happen to me on the way back from a Border Run. The guy that did it was someone I'd been riding with on and off for 30 years !

Saw him a few days after we got back, tore strips off him, didn't speak to him for nearly two years.
Mrs Beak No. 2 told me to get over it, somethng about not throwing away a friendship of that long.

Ride occassionally with him now, but not that often. Don't rely on him at all.

Like other posters mentioned, he was old enough to have known better but I don't think he really understood.

I reckon he was more upset I was pissed off , but didn't really understand the magnitude of his indescretion.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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If someone doesn't get the "buddy" thing by the time they are 25, they are probably never going to get it ... So don't ride with them, it's not worth the angst and worry.

I'm just glad that my friends do come and look for me when I disappear into a bush. I've not hurt my self doing this .... yet. And the day I do hurt myself I like the idea that someone would be looking for me, and I do the same for them.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #23
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #24
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Thumbs down

Thats fucked, and something you just don't do.

You cannot rely on someone who pulls that shit!!

I would not ride with the prick again.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #25
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Had similar happen on a ride years ago. The guy let us know he needed a rest and would head to a point we would pass later and wait for us.

We got there about 1 hour later and he wasnt there. We went looking for him but it turned out he just up and went home.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #26
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At least he started the ride. More than a lot do.
used to ride with a guy like who did that. had a ride organised, kitted up, rode over to his place and hung around for an hour then just went home again figuring something was seriously wrong (before mobile phones era).

turns out he just decided to do something else but couldnt be bothered letting me know. never rode with him again.

already had my doubts about him as a few rides previously my bike broke down and he said he was riding up to a look out about one km away to enjoy the view while i fixed it.
"but what if you have a tool i don't have?"
"just walk up and grab it off me".
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #27
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Thats fucked, and something you just don't do.

You cannot rely on someone who pulls that shit!!

I would not ride with the prick again.
Spot on, wouldn't waste my time on the turd again either
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:00 PM   #28
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Happened to me in the Tanami desert. Never forgave the @#*$ !
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #29
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sounds like this has happened a lot

me too

I know its boring

but when I ride with new people

I explain the buddy system/wait at each turn etc.

my wife always has a go at me for lecturing.

still it sometimes works

and sometimes I fuckup too

as on my last ride/ don't want to talk about it
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #30
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Happened to me once ... been riding with this guy for about 2 years, we were out riding at kenilworth near the bell bird cafe, on the wiggles and he overtook this little bike ... i followed for a few bends and the guy fell off going to fast on a yam 535. spent 20 mins sorting him out .. not hurt and my mate never came back. ...... went round his house on the way home and spat the dummie out, dont think he will do it again. I hope
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