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I was just wondering how all of you handle meeting another rider head on in the trails? I have always been taught to ofcourse hit the brakes, but more importantly always pull off to your right to avoid collision. I had an incident on Saturday where I came into a situation like this, I was cruising along pretty good, but I say a rider on an RM 250 come aroung a corner ahead of me. I saw him before he saw me and I promptly hit my brakes and skidded off as far as I could to the right. The trail was fairly wide at that point leaving more than enough room for him to get by me if he too had stayed to his right. Instead, he panicked, and turned his bike sideways right in front of me. I couldn't do anything at this point except keep on the brakes and hang on. I smashed right into the side of his bike and the rear end of my quad spun around sending me tumbling off to my left, no big deal, just some scrapes and bruises. But the other rider was launched off his bike and over my quad. He had obviously hit something with his groin area, his pants had several holes in the front and he suffered some an injury to his man parts, I will spare you all the exact details. His pipe was smashed in, my bumper was completely pasted flat to the front of my quad, my headlight was broken off and one of my front tires was puntured. What I am wondering is, who is at fault in a situation like this, if anyone. Is there a clear cut rule on how to react to head-on meetings like this, or is it just considered a hazzard of the sport? I felt bad for the guy, but I just figured we would each deal with our problems ourselves and go our separate ways.