Wow....that really sucks. The "all about me" cyclist that left you because he didn't want to get involved will get his at some point....it'll come around. I agree that the back side of CHSP is a ghost town....but that is what I like about it. Gives you the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, even though you aren't. Perhaps once Bane Cyn Rd. opens back up, this will change...but for now it is like the wild west back there...you are on your own. I do a lot of riding solo on trails less traveled, and often think about "what if". After being injured pretty bad out in the middle of nowhere(fortunately with a group) I know how quickly things can go bad.