Just a short public service announcement for all of the trail users headed up to Bogus Basin this summer (or anywhere else in the foothills). I love my trail bell, it's awesome, I use it frequently to very politely announce myself as "biker back" to trail users that I come upon. This becomes less polite when you have two earbuds stuffed in your ears listening to whatever fresh beats you have loaded onto your music player. The sound of "ding, ding" is not a naturally occurring sound in the wild, so when you hear a trail bell, that normally means another trail user has caught you and would like to sneak by. You should -- let them know you heard the bell, and calmly find a safe spot on the trail to let them pass. You shouldn't -- have two earbuds jammed in your ears, then blow snot out your nose on the individual who has been politely ringing their trail bell and following you for a 1/2 mile. You're not on the treadmill at the athletic club, you're outside enjoying the mountains, birds and wondrous environment we share with other trail users. If you don't feel like you can enjoy the outdoors without music, please just insert 1 of the earbuds so you have some situational awareness to other users. Now, head on over to the Donger Mfg. Store, purchase a trail bell, attach it to your bike, hiking stick, or trusty fanny pack and flick it, all the time, every day... You can even save some money by entering discount code DFL10 at checkout for 10% off. We also have t-shirts and socks if you need those also...
-King Donger..."Getting Tater’d in Idaho"
Bogus Basin Mountain Resort
Trail Bell (really, you need one of these!)
DongerParty.com Trail Bell