Boy I would love too, but that's too early for me. I need an East Bay job!
Enjoy your ride VTT!
Enjoy your ride VTT!
It looks like it will be myself and the rattlers ! They love to lie on the trails when the weather gets warm like today.DonutKing said:VTT - I'd love to come along too, especially b/c your riding style sounds a little like mine (slow climber), but I'm on kid duty this afternoon/evening. :madman:
Perhaps we could set up another ride at the mines later? With a little more notice I can weasel my way out of babysitting a little easier. I also live in the eastbay, so 5:00 rides usually aren't out of the question for me.
Have a great ride!
What closed? The park is open until 10pm. I doubt a park ranger reprimanded you at 9:50pm. Considering that if the ranger had a park cop nearby, they could have given you a ticket, you were lucky. Some of the rangers and park supervisors are anti-bike.adens13 said:what trails do you ride at bdm, they have some decent single track but my buddies and i got busted last time. we went in the middle of the week right b4 they closed and a ranger (kind of a dick) still warned us?
In some local parks, the rangers agree with your statement - if you're not hurting yourself, not causing problems for other users or the environment, etc., they tend to turn a blind eye if they aren't overburdened anyway. These proactive park supervisors recognize mountain bikers as a significant user group and are willing to work with us on making the parks more mountain bike friendly. Of course, it goes hand in hand with being friendly and considerate to other trail users.adens13 said:hey dan'ger,
im with you, id rather not ride the illeagl trails, but its hard not too, considering that bdm is very close to my house (about a 15 min drive). good for a quick session. anyway, i cant understand why the rangers had such a prob. we were there in the middle of the week, with no one around, i mean we didnt even see another person on the non-bike trails. I can understand if it were a weekend and the trails were crowded and we were causing harm or endangering people, but we never even passed a single sole? why do you think bikes are not allowed on the trails? its not that nice of a park anyway (scenery-wise), especially in the summer. i guess the rangers would rather have the hikers ruin the trails by all the graffiti people carve in the rocks rather than allow harmless bikes on them? but i suppose the bottom line is that they are clearly marked no-bikes are we should respect that. however i am still confused is to why the rangers or anyone have such a prob considering the circumstances?
p.s. im down for some local rides, i have a few buddies that would be willing to come too. post a few days in advance...thanks
I leave from the Clayton trailhead which, after an 1/2 hour climb, leads you to the BDM entrance. I usually ride the "short loop" by taking a paved road to the right for a few hundred yards and then the BDM trail, down Nortonville and up Coal Canyon trail back to the road and down to Clayton the way I came in. It's about 10 miles with 2000 feet of climbing.adens13 said:actually, the park closes at 8 pm (unless it has changed since last week which i doubt?) and the ranger warned us for riding on trails closed to bikes. i was wondering what trails you guys rode because if you stay on the legal bike trails bdm blows (imo). sorry im not down with the cool lingo, but what is trail poaching?