- Blocked trails by those out to hurt riders
I don’t place the trees only leave them where they fall and nothing dangerous about them, you can ride over and under them. Miles and miles of fire roads for the horses and the forest in question must have upwards of a couple of hundred horses stabled around its perimeter, you wouldn’t want them on single track unarmoured trails every weekend. The few disused fire roads they do use are unrideable through the winter. The trails are hardly private as they are all on strava for folk to find, loads of folk use them all week for walking.Posted 3 years agodobiejessmoMember
Thats unusual for the FOD these days.That must be someone very local to know where Murdocks is.There was those man traps made years ago when that odd group tryed to stir up the locals by trying to ban everything in the Forest including sheep.They were a strange group to say the least.Posted 3 years agobusydogMember
We have that crap happen here locally as well(New Mexico/USA), including wires strung across trails, trenches dug across trails and boards with nails buried in sandy spots. Locally, it has dropped off after a couple of guys were caught after doing it on Federal land and prosecuted. One got a 90 days in the slammer and a $2K fine (biker was injured pretty badly) and the other a $3K fine.Posted 3 years ago
In both instances, they just didn’t like MTB’s sharing “their” trails.chipMember
At my local woods yesterday I noticed quite a few tree limbs strewn across the trails.
Nothing secretive, just bloody great bits of tree across the ground.
I don’t see this as an attempt to injure me, more of an annoyance there to slow me down.
For it to injure me I would have to be traveling faster than i should be to be able to stop within the distance I can see.
Which on public land used by people to walk with their children or dogs or both is reckless and dangerous and would make you deserving of a log based OTB.
My bunny hopping skills are lacking so try to ride over slowly lifting one wheel at a time which has bent a few chainring teeth when I ran a triple, if too tall get off and lift over.Posted 3 years ago
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