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[ft-l] Re: FT-L digest, Vol 1 #440 - 1 msg

I have had situations much like yours down on the trails at Myakka. I had a
guy almost run me over and when I told him the trail was for foot traffic
only, he said, "When you guys start taking as good care of the bike trails
as you do the foot trails, I'll ride over there." He did not volunteer to
help. I almost always have a camera. I take their picture and tell them I am
going to give copies to the park rangers at the gate. I also carry a cell
phone. As soon as they are out of sight I call the Rangers.

Skip Neill
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> From: "John F. Meyer, Jr." <jfm43@johnmeyer.net>
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> Subject: RE: [ft-l] Almost ran over on the trail
> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 20:06:07 -0500
> As an avid mountain biker and hiker, people like this really piss me
> off!  Why would they even want to mountain bike on a hiking trail
> anyway?  It's boring!
> All the things that make a great bike trail great would never be on a
> foot trail, and vice versa.  Heck, some of the best foot trails aren't
> rideable at all and some of the best bike trails, you wouldn't want to
> walk (even if there were no bikes on that trail that day).
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> #-----Original Message-----
> #From: Brad Grant
> #Sent: Saturday 15 March 2003 8:56a
> #To: ft-l@backcountry.net
> #Subject: [ft-l] Almost ran over on the trail
> #
> #Had a situation happen earlier this week near the sink on the
> #trail south of Hopkins Prairie. I came around a corner on the
> #trail and was almost run over by a large guy on a mountain
> #bike and he was followed by 4 others. I got one of them
> #stopped and informed them that the FT was not a bike path.
> #Basically I was told that I and the others that had already
> #informed them that they passed on the trail like me could
> #basically go copulate with myself. Oh to be a Ranger for just
> #5 minutes. I started looking at the signs on the posts as I
> #continued on to Hidden Pond and I noticed that not all of the
> #little "no" signs, do not contain all the same "no" items.
> #Usually there are ATVs, Motorcycles and etc. but bikes only
> #show up now and then.
> #
> #What really ticked me off about the whole situation is that I
> #was nice and polite about how I conversed with them but they
> #decided to show their preverbal hind ends about it. I was not
> #demanding them to get off now, just informing them that it was
> #a hiking only trail. To add salt to the wound they did not
> #even apologize for almost running me over. Oh well.
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