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What is wrong with some people?
Last Post 08/24/2014 10:16 PM by Kenny Gonzales. 7 Replies.
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SideBySide

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06/20/2014 01:20 PM
Why would anyone ever do this: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/more-booby-traps-found-on-mountain-biking-trails-this-time-near-carbondale
Oldfart

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06/20/2014 01:24 PM
Because they can't have it their way via normal methods and feel the need to resort to this crap. We get it in North Van too. People have been stealing trail markers and pulling sticks on to trails or sometimes worse with larger logs pulled into blind corners or drops. There are a few folks that don't feel that mountain bikes belong in the woods and need to be contained in some fashion like at the Whistler bike park. Certain citizens send e-mails almost daily to the City and District politicians and have been for years. Riding brings money to the North Shore as riders spend money at the shops, buy lunch and coffee etc. Therefore the nay sayers are not getting their way and sometimes they resort to booby trapping trails.
jrt1045

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06/20/2014 02:43 PM
You should try dealing with the Appalachian Trail nuttos
Inferno7

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06/20/2014 03:40 PM
The cowardice act of a disturbed individual.
longslowdistance

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06/20/2014 08:02 PM
I've seen this on mtb trails. our case was nutjub tree huggers. True believers.
vtguy

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06/20/2014 08:42 PM
A version of Eco-terrorism.
jmdirt

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06/24/2014 06:56 PM
Asshats!

I don't remember the exact details because I was about 12 years old, but in the late 70's hunters were trying to keep motos off of their favorite killing zones, logging roads. Someone strung a thin cable across a road to cause motos to crash. As you can guess the cable hit the front tire, flung up and killed a guy. I was a nervous kid for a while when we were riding the dirt roads to get to tracks or hillclimbs.

In addition to advertising well for my LBS sponsor, this is another reason that I am friendly to all trail users. I want them to like mountain bikers, and be glad to share the trail with us.
Gonzo Cyclist

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08/24/2014 10:16 PM
wow, just read this old post, some people are just nuts out there, and have no idea of the consequences of their actions. Or, like here in Santa Fe, we have a huge population of the "Whole World Evolves Around me Crowd" and they don't know, or think they have to share
A few years ago here in the Placitas area north of of Allbuquerque, some nut job was stringing wires across the trails, luckily no one was killed or hurt
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