- MTB VOTE – REPACK ROAD UNDER THREAT
Guys very quick favour to ask – the horsey/hiker crowd are trying to throw riders off Mt Tam in Marin County..Please click on this link & vote in favour of yer US cousins getting a little bit more of the pie puhleasse..
Its about a 1/4 of the way down on the RH side..
Any votes would be much appreciated – the horsey/hiker crowd HATE riders in Marin.Posted 8 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
looks lke you need all the help you can get.
Maybe daft a letter that can be sent to the local councilor/MP or whatever the equvalent, allong the lines of, “I’m a MTB’er and would consider coming to California to ride MTB trails, but not if this one closes”
Then post it here along with an address to sign and e-mail it to?Posted 8 years ago
Just wanted to say thanks to all who voted – last time I looked we had over 70% of the vote!
ps Here is a post from a forum on the Marin Independent Journal concerning the issue:
"Go to http://trailkillerz.blogspot.com to view a recent video of Bill's Trail. I see absolutely NO damage from horses. If you want to see what anti-environmental, speed freak, nature destroying mountain bikers really would do to Bill's taril, then I point you to Mike's Bikes for exciting downhill video shot at Annadel State Park. 15 mph speed limit? Eat Sh_t!
This group of users is a spoiled brat, selfish, nature hating group of trail destroyers. The state has neither the financial resources to fight the CEQA requirements in court nor the staff to monitor the inevitable destruction this band of idiots will bring to Bill's Trail. This is an IMBA thing through and through. Folks, this is the same corporate backed group that wants bike access in our remote National Parks. This is about selling ultra-expensive bikes and promoting an industry that views our open spaces and parks as a free for all amusement park! Screw them to their graves!"
I find it hard to believe that someone could hate bikes so much…Posted 8 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
Ticked – but I can't help thinking that if there is serious organised pressure to restrict mountain bike access over there, then an opinion poll in a local rag's website is quite an ineffectual way of fighting it.
That person's blog is scary. I'd guess that the frequency of updates is dependent on the snugness of his or her straightjacket.Posted 8 years agocynic-alMember
IanMunro – Member
It does suprise me in the 'land of the free' with so much available space that this is an area of such rife conflict.
It's pretty densely populated and wealthy in/near Marin, and folk with money & hence power tend to be traditional – walkers, horse riders etc.
Even in the Rockies there is conflict about trail use!Posted 8 years ago
Ok guys sorry for the bump on this one but the horsey/hikey crew are at it again in Marin. We have to fight for every inch of singletrack out here so Id appreciate it massively if you would peddle along to the link below & vote 😉
Its only a bit of fun but from what Ive heard the "powers that be" do take notice of this kind of thing. If anyone has something similar going on that they need help with just let me know & Ill gladly return the favour.
ps I have no problems with either group – used to work in a stables (& it wasnt just to get close to the girls..), & hiking is fine too.Posted 8 years agooldfartSubscriber
Hey Charlie (tis charlie right ? ) looks like youv'e got a fight on yer hands buddy .They seem to want to restrict you to sanitized trails am i right ?Unbelievable when you think of the size of the area .I've rode some of the trails and am behind you all the way .Posted 8 years ago
We have a similar problem near us on a very very much smaller scale .People have been riding the woods for years .Now some of the trails have been gravelled and in case we haven't got the message more gates and fences have been put up !In fact the afternoon ride i do from my house i've now renamed 14 gates !Good luck with your campaign .If you want to keep me updated via e mail it's @yahoo.co.uk">firstname.lastname@example.org .
Take it easy !
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