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CHOCOLATE NASTIES Baker
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Did hell just freeze over?!?!

From openspace.org

"El Corte de Madera Creek
The El Corte de Madera Creek Trail and the Giant Salamander Trail are now open. Enjoy!

Methuselah Trail, from the Giant Salamander Trail to the South Leaf Trail, is closed to horses due to trail damage.

Virginia Mill, South Leaf, and North Leaf Trails are now OPEN to horses and bikes."

Are they actually excluding horses and NOT bikes? Holy Crap!!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Yes... that's been posted for quite a while now. I think it's great. As we all know here, a single horse can inflict ten times the damage of any number of mountain bikes. Although I think the real reason is they are trying to protect the creeks from damage.
 

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Saw those signs out there last weekend. I thought it was a nice change. :)
 

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This is starting to happen in lots of places. Now that MTB'ers are starting to get elected to local governments we might start to see some equal trail rights.

We may never enjoy the freedom that equestrians do in wilderness areas but a few smooth trails is an improvement.
 

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I saw that a while ago

But the significance didn't dawn on me for some reason. Maybe because I hardly ever see horses there.

Whatever the reason, I like it and hope maybe its' a tipping point.
 

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YAY! Guess that means I'll park the horse in the garage and pull out the bike again...
 

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There's a new GM named Steve Abbors and maybe he's a little better than the last guy. The one in power, Craig Britton seemed like a hardcore hiker and gave us the most cruel treatment possible.

fc

http://www.openspace.org/about_us/gm.asp

p.s. They opened Upper Toyon today in Fremont Older which is pretty unbelievable.
 

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Nice to see for sure. Mr. Abbors, for an avid hiker, you seem alright. Must be all that wine drinking. :D

OK, everyone ride with cameras and look for these 'U' marks in the ground. ;)
 

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UMarks????????????? You mean the 5 inch wide, 4 inch deep holes that horses make in the winter. I was at Coe last week and saw some rather heavy damage in a few places just from one horse. Im a person who is fine with sharing, but the horse guys need to use some common sense on their trail usage during the winter.

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Nice to see for sure. Mr. Abbors, for an avid hiker, you seem alright. Must be all that wine drinking. :D

OK, everyone ride with cameras and look for these 'U' marks in the ground. ;)
 
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