+1 that.Shark: People need to be aware if they are on a multi-use/shared trail system. Whether you're hiking, horse riding, or biking, everyone has just as much right to be out there than anyone else if it's public trails.
A little courtesy goes along way, no matter what group you belong to.
+1000davidbeinct said:Shuttleworth, the former BLM official, says trails groomed for mountain bikes impede "the natural feel of the landscape."
"Historically, there have not been 6- to 8-foot-wide hiking paths through the North Fork wild and scenic corridor," he adds. "Mountain bikers would like that. The nature of mountain biking requires broadly graded routes, and some sensitive areas in the Sierra don't need that."
Man, I really wish someone from IMBA would have been quoted addressing that ridiculous strawman. I don't know a single mountain biker who wants to see 6-8 foot wide trails! We like singletrack too.
So on a trail built by mountain bikers, he hardly used to see any mountain bikers. Sounds like he's looking/making for troubledouche in article said:An experienced hiker, Garabedian picked himself up and tried to quell any angry impulses. It wasn't the first time he'd had a dangerous encounter with a mountain biker on that trail, which ironically was built by volunteers from a mountain bike group, the Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition. "Used to be, you hardly ever ran into a mountain biker," Garabedian says. "Now I keep getting the wits scared out of me."
The New Zealand Department of Conservation's paper 'Off-road Impacts of Mountain Biking', has a section covering the false perceptions of mountain biking being inappropriate, a safety hazard and a trigger for conflict with other trail users ...http://www.mountainbike.co.nz/politics/doc/impacts/social.htm"The organization's Web site carries information about a 1995 study by the New Zealand Department of Transportation, which found: "It has not been established in the research done to date that mountain bikes have greater overall impact on tracks than do walkers."
I used to sneak up on hikers all the time before I got my Hope hub. Now they hear me coming long before I can be any 'danger' to them. :lol:redmr2_man said:x2!
just backspin or freewheel your hopepro2 and ppl run! like a bee hive that you pissed off!
Works every time!