Trail Etiquette: Mtn Biker on Mtn Biker Violence
This clip starts out like the majority of most GoPro clips. There’s a nice swoopy trail, a few chances to catch air, etc.. nothing too crazy until the rider, Jordan Brizzell, catches upto another rider. The slower biker refuses to pull over, despite many requests, and eventually attacks the camera wearing Jordan! Skip ahead to 4:53 to see the carnage.
Jordan uploaded the video of the attack to various social media sites, including Reddit, and asked viewers to contact him if they identified the rider who allegedly choked him by helmet straps and attempted to steal his video camera. This morning, April 23, 45 year old Aaron William Dalton, admitted to assault in court.
Whether Jordan should have just passed the other rider on an alternate line is arguable…He may have even pushed the issue to far, but this kind of violence between cyclists is inexcusable. If you hear a rider coming up hot on your tail, please find a good section, and pull over. We’re all just trying to have fun! Via TVNZ
Check past the break for another painfully funny “fender bender freakout.”
This would be an example of an inappropriate place to stop on the trail to let others pass!