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More bad press for cyclists(6 posts)

More bad press for cyclistsmike mcmahon
Aug 3, 2001 9:54 AM
From today's paper:

"Three men pleaded guilty Wednesday to destroying federal property after riding their bicycles into a park area in order to build an illegal trail where bicycles were prohibited.
Michael More, 47, of San Rafael; William McBride, 50, of Ross; and Neal Daskal, 46, of Oakland, were charged with conspiring to injure and injuring federal property. More was also charged with unlawfully cutting trees in federal property.
The three men then moved rocks, downed tree limbs and sawed a downed log in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to build the trail in an area they said they knew was closed to bicycles. The area is an undeveloped Douglas fir and California bay forest that provides critical habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl."

Those damned middle-aged trouble-makers. Seriously, this sounds like something that a group of drunken teenagers wouldn't do. What were these guys thinking?
what WERE they thinkingak
Aug 3, 2001 10:09 AM
sawing a downed log? It's these frickin' old people who can't ride that are making the trails suck.
Not as simple as it seemscyclopathic
Aug 3, 2001 11:55 AM
Michael More was the sole voice of the bike community on the otherwise extreme anti-shared use "Marin County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Commission". His succumbing to frustration with the status-quo and poor judgement has not only hurt himself but done serious damage to his fellow riders in their quest for
access to Marin dirt.

here's what IMBA says:
and this is the place where mnt biking was borncyclopathic
Aug 3, 2001 11:57 AM
the sky is falling?
Aug 3, 2001 12:37 PM
Aug 4, 2001 3:33 AM
While I don't agree with the illegal trailbuilding, just remember that George Bush's proposal to open up national lands for more drilling, logging, and mining is much worse than a little piece of singletrack.