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Friday, August 03, 2007

Get off the road, get off the trails

Thankfully I'm going on vacation. I can't take it anymore. ex and would be politicians on the North Shore want mountain bikers off the trails. I hope it is a small NIMBY group that has little or no political clout, but you never know.

It's bad enough that these people want mountain bikers out of a "working" forest, the North Shore has been logged and the skidder trails are still easy to find all across Mount Fromme. In fact it is easier to find a skidder trail than it is to find a mountain bike trail! No mountain bikers must go, according to them. What is comical is that the commenters on the post don't seem to want bikes in any part of their lives -- they just get in the way. Take for instance these two comments:
Anonymous said...

You can get plenty of exercise riding your bike on the road. There are plenty of quiet streets to ride on -- flat, uphill, and downhill. There is no need to ride in the woods. Step gently into the woods on foot. Shhhh! Relax. Listen.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 3:17:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Oh stop! Roads are for cars - not bikes. Cars pay for the roads through their gas taxes - bikes don't pay a nickel. Bikes inhibit the smooth flow of traffic through their "I own the road" mentality, or riding 3' away from the curb, or riding 2-abreast, or arrogantly riding down the middle of a car lane.

If bikers want bike paths or trails, put a toll-path in and charge them an "infrastructure" tax on all new bikes. Leave the roads for cars.

Thursday, August 02, 2007 3:31:00 PM


Get a life. Find something important to worry about, like poverty, or education or the greed of developers that are eating away at our forests -- get off the mountain bikers backs.

Ah three weeks of no phone, no internet and no problems.

Peace

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