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Freerideguy14 vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2016 at 11:17
Jul 28, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 3
@bradwalton: You're right, there really aren't a lot in Bellingham, definitely not enough to ONLY ride those bike only legal trails and get a lifetime of satisfaction out of it. I guess I fall into the guy who rides a ton of 'illegal' but widely popular trails to mountain bikers in Bellingham public land where other use is extremely rare. As far as Blanchard, I've ridden there a bit and I'll definitely admit I avoid it because of the horse experiences. Just from a horse shit standpoint alone, I don't ride the trails enough to notice the damage they cause nor the lack of their representation when it comes to the dirty work. I 100% do see the frustration in that. That's generally why I stick to areas in Bellingham where I probably won't see anyone, and if I do see them on a bike it's someone I know. So I get that, I avoid a lot of public interaction (even Galbraith as of late) and that's just of bikers alone. I 100% see the frustration and the arguments made. I will admit, i'm definitely the wrong guy to be arguing any points on this article and I really don't have a say in it. I'm not an avid hiker/back packer nor am I an avid user of the North Cascade wilderness as I'm pretty deep into being a student. Maybe one day, but I totally see where you're coming from.
Freerideguy14 vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2016 at 9:44
Jul 28, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 3
@ianswilson815: Devil's advocate is never a bad hand to play. I will admit, where I live (Bellingham) we have a ton of bike ONLY trails as well as hiking/horse trails and other individual use trails. I totally understand what you mean, and I do make a point when I do go ride a multi-use trail to be respectful of the other users, especially because in Bellingham there is quite a large group of elderly outdoor people. I'm sure they really don't want me or anyone else flying around a corner and skidding and leaving marks just because it's a multi use trail. Respecting the multi-use trails and their separate users are exactly why us bikers are PRIVILEGED to still have our own public access mountain biking mountain. Despite hikers/runners do find their way up there, they understand their place and the mutual respect is definitely key. I guess what I really was trying to say is if it's a bike trail or predominately bike use trail I'm going to ride how I want. But you're 100% right for multi-use trails, you MUST respect the other users to not only keep a high public image of bikers, but simply for respect of others. I guess I just don't use a lot of multi-use trails.
Freerideguy14 vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2016 at 9:30
Jul 28, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 3
@lyophilization: No way i'm changing how I ride, ever. What I love about riding is it's freedom from everything else, I don't need anymore restrictions. How about specific use trails? Or single use trails if they're called. Backpackers/hikers stay off bike trails, and bikers stay off their trails...sure you'll have the few bad apples, but you can't stop em all.
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