What is Your Text/Phone Call Policy During a Ride?

Ding! To check your phone or not, that is the question...
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Most of us rarely go anywhere without a smartphone, and that includes mountain bike rides. Still, most of us set boundaries about how we use them on the trail, especially when it comes to text messages and phone calls. Many group rides even have informal rules about when or if it’s ever ok to answer a call.

Has answering a call — or not answering one — ever gotten you into trouble on a ride? Tell us about it in the comments!