Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Passing mountain bikes while running

This morning, after running for a little over two hours, I was on the Copper Creek Trail aka Post to Pillar, where the trail does an "S" turn. At the same time, five mountain bikers came down from the San Elijo road access point and went up the trail towards Brightwood.

I continued running and got a little extra energy when I realized I could catch the last mountain biker.  I reeled her in and as I came up alongside her, she said, in a friendly voice, "You're not allowed to pass me on the hill."  In response, I said, "You don't want to know how long I've been running for."  She replied, "I'm sure I don't." I then passed her.

It is one thing to pass runners, it's a lot more fun to pass cyclists!

San Elijo Hills Running Club


  1. I agree! I had a similar experience this week while running up Torrey Pines. It must be a bit discouraging for the biker when a runner blows by them though.

    I think I saw those same women mountain biking a bit after 10 am this morning on the Garden Trail too. You must have been finishing as I was getting started.

  2. I can't say I blew by her, but I did pass her. I'm pretty sure you saw the same group as me.