- More trail tampering (massive log content).
Was out for my morning ride round the local bridleways when I very nearly went OTB over these beauties!
They were definitely placed there, probably by more than one person, as they were pretty heavy. I managed to move them to one side, but I imagine they will be there again tomorrow.Posted 4 years ago
They have been very deliberately placed where a cheeky(ish) trail along a ridge re-joins the main bridleway down a steepish slope before a right hand bend under a rail bridge. I imagine someone may have been surprised in the past by a biker maybe going a bit too quick round the bend. Attempted murder hardly seems like a proportionate response though… 😯scotroutesMemberfin25 wrote:
I imagine someone may have been surprised in the past by a biker maybe going a bit too quick round the bend. Attempted murder hardly seems like a proportionate response though…
Seems like an effective way of controlling the speed of cyclists – who should, of course, be able to stop in the distance visible to them – and therefore a mere inconvenience rather than an attempt at endangering life.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I did the most massive log of my life yesterday… I shit you not it was 18″ from tip to tail and as straight as an arrow..Posted 4 years ago
It very nearly made a bid for freedom over the edge of the bowl and has definitely put me ahead of my other half in the ongoing longest log competition 🙂rOcKeTdOgSubscriber
Been loads of this happening around the NWAlps lately, they underestimate the mtbers though as most can be ridden over, it does ruin the “flow” somewhat when on one day it’s a clear trail & the next it’s like a tree surgeon convention. I tend to move the logs as far from the trail as possible to discourage it being moved back as I expect the perpertraitors are lazy sodsPosted 4 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Happening more and more round these parts too.
The odd big log, but more often than not a 30 metre or so stretch of multiple smaller obstacles. The newest trick is thick brambles pulled across the trail at head/chest height and twisted round a tree opposite.
Slowing us down on (occasioanlly) shared trails I kind of understand, but deliberate attempts to harm I don’t. Especially when kids & dogs use the same trails.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchMember
The usual to-ing and fro-ing of small boulders placed in the middle of an inocuous little descent on Barden Moor. Normally you can just hop them or use a different line, but someone had made a special effort today, and I wasn’t in a hurry so rolled them away to wind up whoever is doing it. 🙂
Don’t know if it’s estate workers or one particularly angry rambler, but it’s just bizarre.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Some of you have strange wives.
I had an ongoing argument with a do-gooder on a cheeky footpath near me. They continually pulled logs and brush and branches over a short cut of footpath, I kept clearing it off.
In the end I left them a polite note stating that poaching a footpath on a bike is a civil matter between the trespasser and the landowner, and as the land is a small patch of scrubby common land (ie not theirs) then really it was nothing to do with them. Whereas, deliberately blocking a legal right way is a criminal offence. So, if they keep their nose out of the first bit, I’d keep my nose away from informing the police about the second bit.
[don’t know if what i said had any basis in real law, but it did the trick]Posted 4 years ago
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