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Samuel Allan is not very happy.This edit shows his much loved trails destroyed!

88 Comments

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 for some strange reason i cried watching this...
  • + 36
 that was the most Canadian trail sign i have ever seen
  • + 16
 hhahahaha we are very sorry we fucked your shit
  • + 9
 i've been in your shoe's since 1976,its sad and it sicks,but i've learn from it,#1 low key.#2 if you photo it no local in back ground,#3 keep it out of public eye,#4 try not to make it look like a trail its hard,but hide jumps make it blend in.#5 no beg,#6 good luck bro i've been there,and if your ever in L.A. california,i'll take you to my track.
  • + 4
 It even took them time to destroy and make the sign. Frown feel so sad watching this. new titanic.
  • + 6
 The forestry done this to our trails near inverness and left them signs too! :'( just build them bigger and better :')
  • + 1
 am nearly in tears, least i know this aint gonna happen to our drops as there concreted it
  • + 21
 Aw man! Harsh luck dude! Get building though, FUCK THE FORESTRY!
  • + 13
 Actually felt sad watching this, so shitty to see so much effort/man hours torn down for some (more than likely) shitty reason, good to see you've started a revolution against the forestry on this one haha, good luck with the new track dude
  • + 11
 mm .. well this nis the risk you take - dont whine about it and dont diss the FC or there would be no forest at all for you to play on in the first place instead of doing battle .. join forces with them, speak and get permission - remember the forests are also an ongoing business i love all these trails but the risk is always there, especially if someone complains to the FC when one of you have an accident not dissing you but be realistic, the FC as a whole support biking and trails, some individuals can be douches many can be co-operative
  • + 8
 pretty sure the forest was there before the fc decided to become trail nazis. the wilderness needs to be shared not owned and controlled
  • + 8
 As someone who used to build illegal trails (like this), i feel your pain when they get destroyed, but you can't blame the Forestry from protecting their land (as in possible insurance claims from people falling off unmarked trails, plus you may be disturbing animals/habitats ect). 3 years ago our jumps/trails got destroyed and since then we have been working with the FC, have to say it's much better as everything gets built to a certain standard plus we get wood supplied so we don't use rotten stuff.
Main thing is don't fight, work with the FC.
Smile
  • + 2
 is it a bit sketchy that my trails are 5 minutes away from the forestry HQ ... YOLO
  • + 10
 I have some spare land mines guys...
  • + 4
 Luckily the the forestry guys in sheffield have a good relationship with riders and occasionaly help with dig days and to my knowledge have only removed one trail which was a northshore one as they were concerned for safety which I can kind of understand.
  • + 3
 For every one who is saying that you need to work with the forestry, its not simple!!! They dont want mtb's and they are a collection of nobs (in general) and completely un co-operative when any kind of project is put to them and when they are legally build, they will remove it at near any excuse. Bunch of numpties!!!!!
  • + 4
 Grizedale, Sherwood pines, dalby forest, cannock chase, haldon, keilder, innerleithen, afan, these are just some the 81 yes 81! FCowned areas that have trails for riding, Of those there are at least 10 that are actually VERY good, world class trail centres, with more popping up all the time. Since the scare a few years back when the government were planning on selling it all, the FC have seized the opportunity to get people into the woods for leisure, Taking a fight to them because they have dismantled an illegal trail is not a clever thing to do, likewise having a pop at them on their FB page is not going to help either. If you are finding that you are not having success when dealing with them then I suggest you talk to those that have, and find out how they got through and got these centres built. PLEASE do not start a fight with the forestry commission, they owe nothing to us, yet we cannot survive without them on our side!
  • + 1
 No!! These horrible people have been destroying the same place for about 4 years now, and for no valid reason! We have tried speaking to them and tried to ask nicely but no!
  • + 0
 Chazzbiker98 i understand your frustration,, but horrible people dont build trail centres at all,, they'd ban cycling all together and stop cyclists using the woods completely,, try going higher up the ladder,, but fighting them will end up in one result and it wont be one where you get to ride in the woods...
  • + 1
 The reason that i posted this is that in delamere, 10 years ago it was in its prime and then it started to go down hill. From this point two bike clubs have tried to make a difference, the first one with limited sucess untill the forestry decided to pull down the trails within a year. The second had no success. Both these official organisations found it difficult. Then i know of a group of around 7 lads from Manchester who decided to get permission of the fc to renovate and make the trails rideable. This was successful until one seasoned rider apparently on a dh bike full leat neck brace ect ect ect fell of and broke his collarbone on the road gap because "he didn't know it was there" so it was pulled down after his formal complaint along with most other features by a 20 tonne digger which was also driven up the 4x "to check it out" which ruined it. Its a combination of the forestry not wanting mtb's, them being trickey at the best of times and spoilt nobs complaining when THEY carnt ride a jump properly and so spoil it for everyone else.
  • + 3
 your last sentence joe is pretty much the crux of it,, some muppet hurts themselves on an illegal track,, then sues the FC for it.. If you were the FC, what would you do?
  • + 1
 thats what i mean, its not just the fc but its everyone else to trying to compensate for there incompetence!!!
  • + 1
 I was talking to one of the rangers at cannock chase last weekend, he spends 3 full days, EVERY week just dealing with claims against the fc, and thats just for cannock chase! i was gobsmacked that there really are that many ar+eholes who are prepared to go ride a trail centre, then try and sue them for fake injuries, fortunately no one has won yet,, but the minute they do,, then the FC will shut them all down..

and then where will we ride>?
  • + 1
 But why on earth would somebody fake and injury on their OWN handmade trails to get them down and taken away for money! That is just low!
  • + 1
 These aren't home made trails,, this is cannock chase trail centre. It's still ow in my opinion, If you choose to go riding, you accept that there are risks involved. If you fall off it is morally wrong to try and sue the FC for it.. my 2 cents worth..
  • + 1
 Exactly! I totally agree!!
  • + 1
 @joedean31 is that why a lot of the trails and stuff get waterlogged easily at delamear must admit they aren't maintained and if anything there torn down or the trees around them are removed
  • + 1
 you scots should fight for independence again! Smile
  • + 4
 They mangled our local spot about a month ago , I feel ur pain , I'm 38 yrs. old and I was acting like this for real ..... Like you said start over bigger and better
  • + 5
 They actually have a sign...there's you're answer if you ever question what thier stance is on Mountain biking.
  • + 4
 Why!! What harm were they doing?
Horrible bastards.
Btw, where the hell are you from? Wierdest accent ever.
Good luck with the rebuild.
Aidy
  • + 6
 Thanks!! From Aberdeen just put on a weird accent for the video haha!!
  • + 2
 Dont let f.c win, remember long ago people tried to ban sports like football and golf, just look at them now, multi million pound sports.all because some people said f**k you and kept there sport alive.so rebuild them and in the future peple will thank you.
  • + 5
 god made faggots big and small and the forestry commission employed em all
  • + 1
 Have you ever been in contact with the Forestry to discuss using the land they manage? It seems to come as a surprise to be people in the UK that the forestry don't just turn over land to bikers without consideration for anyone or anything else.
  • + 2
 i laughed so hard!! super sad but super funny video!!! loved it! thank you for actually making an edit despite the lack of riding. favorite part: "I used to rail you so hard!" so sorry bro, but thank you for a good laugh!
  • + 2
 and the only thing you can do is throw there sign...
Sorry bout everything but I thought that was funny, and the part when you tried to ride the broken jump or w/e it was.
  • + 1
 i live in england not canada. I have built 13 different trails in the past 2 years !!!!! 11 of them were knocked down the two that remain are now being used by the fucking scouts
  • + 3
 Holy....shit. That sucks soo much, i never got to ride them! FUCKING FORESTRY
  • + 2
 Mate that was a quality edit, pissing myself over the video.....not pissing myself over the destruction however.....SADISTIC BASTARDS!!!
  • + 4
 We must strike back , now !!!
  • + 2
 I know we call them illegal trails but does anyone know the specific law that states you cannot make a trail on crown land? (canada)
  • + 4
 I know!!! It's so bad!! Building them back up tho!
  • + 3
 no luck, the person who runs the forestry for aberdeenshire has no clue what he has doing at all!
  • + 18
 he is doing*
  • + 23
 That awkward moment when your reply to your own comment correcting your grammar gets more props than the original comment.
  • + 3
 I know how you feel bro same thing happened to me :'(
  • + 1
 In Spain we also do that. Someone breaks things. vece us to build them more than 5 times. Is it bad to have our sport. The ignorance of people preventing us enjoy the forest
  • + 1
 this sucks we have the same problem in our local trails also them forestry are fucking up our trails just coz they can damn pigs
  • + 2
 associated near the city of aberdeen, thanks for the supports guys. (im one of the builders/riders)
  • + 3
 I can relate. This sucks Frown
  • + 1
 I feel your pain, the FC has brought out new rules/laws here saying that you are not allowed to ride any type of cycle in their forests
  • + 3
 legitimately so sad for this bloke
  • + 3
 Surely they will be bigger and better. :-)
  • + 3
 Fuck me man that's gash FC is a fucking joke!!
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 So sad Bro bro, I nail all my logs tightly togeather ,making it tres difficulrty to dismantle .
  • + 3
 they did that to our trails! sucks
  • + 1
 Happening everywhere I'm afraid. Should Come down to Angus . We've got trails galore here. You'd be more than welcome guys
  • + 2
 Laughed so hard at "I used to rail you SO HARD"
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 omgggg sooo sad Frown Frown Frown Frown Frown
  • + 1
 Ive been there to buddy ... not a happy day at all ... & kinda makes you wanna vommit when you see it for real
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 Yeah man! We spent ages building them all up!!!
  • + 1
 FUCKING HARVESTER RIDING CUNTS!
  • + 1
 Seems to happening quite a lot at the moment all over the place.
  • + 2
 charlie, good editing
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 where were these trails?Frown
  • + 1
 I see that you are not happy
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 Sooooo sad :'(
  • + 2
 fucking bastards!
  • + 1
 Remember guys it was all Calum Murray.....
  • + 1
 I want your helmet and goggles
  • + 1
 ohh noo!! I know this feeling and i hate ist soo much!!! Frown
  • + 1
 did you make that course?
  • + 1
 NO, THE FORESTRY DID!
  • + 2
 actually we made it!!! but fc wrecked it all! : (
  • + 3
 Yeah i was just being sarcastic because you said in the video that you made it and i thought you made that pretty clear. But anyways I know how you feel, im sorry that they destroyed your trails Frown
  • + 1
 happens to me fuckin forestry comision
  • + 0
 Corsee's been built back up again! Yay! Big Grin
  • + 1
 makes me cry Frown
  • + 1
 funny vid
  • + 1
 bastards
  • + 1
 soooo sad Frown Frown Frown Frown
  • + 1
 WTF no dig no ride dude
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