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Very Nice Pics....

Thanks for sharing them. Have driven by Monarch Pass Ski area on the way to Crested Butte on a ski trip. That second picture "Banks" posted says it all....nice jump on rippin single track. Ride On!
 

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banks said:
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Inspiring? Huh?

I'm having trouble figuring out what is "inspiring" about generic photos of bikes leaning against trail posts, etc.

There are some inspiring riding pics in the OP's Scotland link however.

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Some very inspiring Scotland pics. Here are a couple from north central New Mexico.
A trail in my backyard.

On the way out from a local hot springs.

A nice corner with a bit of exposure on my backyard trail.

More backyard trail.

Secret stash trail on some friends land.

Hope these are a bit inspiring.:D
 

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Great photos

>>Secret stash trail on some friends land

One of the great things about Scotland is that provided there is a track(very rare there is a non cycling sign), bikes can be ridden legally and most land is open access. We have the same open access in England, although bikes are not allowed on footpaths (although most of us ride footpaths discretely :)) .
 

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to go big

I have been working on new skills and growing some nuts, guys like this inspire me to go bigger....
<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AyXwOmh8YZXTIOqwVfLRwQ"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/justinvaughn/SOg4Y3zviGI/AAAAAAAAFvI/EYNl6H77lJc/s800/IMG_3436.JPG" /></a>

Of course, guys posting action pics in here inspires me to go out and try to make my G9 work for me!
 

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Evil Patrick said:
Rephrase:

"although most of us ride footpaths and that is now known to the world though the magic of
information-sharing on the internet"
So this is a big secret in TX? I refer to discretely as to mean; not annoying walkers by riding in big groups in popular places on Sundays. In it no secret that people ride footpaths as the tyre tracks are a bit of a give away. In the UK it is possible to have a footpath upgraded to bridleway status, provided there is evidence that indicate a path is being used for activities other than walking. The more people that know (inc. riding horses), the better the chance of a status change, provided people don't take the piss by riding in large groups and annoy fellow trail users. I guess the access laws are different in the US :???:
 

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It would have been easier to edit your previous post and remove the admission that you are
breaking the rules. Your follow-up post only digs a deeper hole. It's hard to convince anyone
that breaking a rule, as long as multiple people do it for the same potential outcome, is a
justifiable action.

Not sure I understand your point about chances increasing once the riding horses know. :lol: :lol:

"The more people that know (inc. riding horses)"

:lol: :lol:

And I'm not saying I'm holier than thou. I just don't plaster my wrong-doings on the internet.
 

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So this is a big secret in TX? I refer to discretely as to mean; not annoying walkers by riding in big groups in popular places on Sundays. In it no secret that people ride footpaths as the tyre tracks are a bit of a give away. In the UK it is possible to have a footpath upgraded to bridleway status, provided there is evidence that indicate a path is being used for activities other than walking. The more people that know (inc. riding horses), the better the chance of a status change, provided people don't take the piss by riding in large groups and annoy fellow trail users. I guess the access laws are different in the US :???:
Well, all states are different when it comes to property/ownership/access. Luckily, Texas is about 5x the size of your country, so there is a lot of open space (albeit privately-owned) relative to your country.
 

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Evil Patrick said:
It would have been easier to edit your previous post and remove the admission that you are
breaking the rules. Your follow-up post only digs a deeper hole. It's hard to convince anyone
that breaking a rule, as long as multiple people do it for the same potential outcome, is a
justifiable action.

Not sure I understand your point about chances increasing once the riding horses know. :lol: :lol:

"The more people that know (inc. riding horses)"

:lol: :lol:

And I'm not saying I'm holier than thou. I just don't plaster my wrong-doings on the internet.
Which bit of user evidence did you not understand? :madman: My (and others) so called wrong-doings have just resulted in a footpath being upgraded to allow bikes. The footpath in question came to light through the internet chit-chat.

I originally raised the access question because I was surprised by the no bikes here, no horses there attitude I faced when trying to find trails around San Francisco.

The Uk my be small, but we have good access rights including on private land through legal access rights. Thankfully the mass trespass in the Peak district help the latter's cause! Most paths (foot and bridle) run through farms, passed houses and such.

All my comments can only apply to the UK of course, as I don't know the legal ins and outs of trail access in the US. Also, riding footpaths in sensitive areas (inc. the UK) is stupid.
 
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