Have you all sat back and re read this entire post?
If not why not do it and validate exactly what the two or three common denominators are here.
Edog, I understand again what it is what you are stating and why. I agree with you that people do not UNDERSTAND the sound issue. I understand that you are trying to validate and help others understand that very few places have actually been closed due to sound.
Making sound the #1 battle cry is a misnomer, it is a fact sound is an issue, is it the number one issue. That depends on where you are at in the Nation and what you are facing. Some areas it is, others it is not. In every area though it is on the list, I DONT CARE HOW FAR DOWN OR UP ON THE LIST IT IS
IT IS ONE OF MANY ISSUES WE FACE.
Ya know now I understand why people get so upset with my pig headed firm stand on issues. I applaud you all especially Edog for the work he has done.
We disagree on some things but one thing we agree on and we all should and stop this pissing match about what issue is #1
WE HAVE A WAR GOING ON and the enemy is great at dividing the issues. Sound one area, erosion another, access in another, Look at Yellowstone for crap sake, geez its all the above. Sound is one of the major issues in Yellow stone. They have restricted access to so many snow mobiles allowed in per day. At one point snowmobiles where banned for a short time.
WE NEED TO BE ADVOCATES for our sport PERIOD. I agree with Edog on the point of what level is Good, That has to be drawn in deep and enforced. Not just by us or mandated by Government, but the Very industry we buy our Bikes from. How can KTM, Berg, Gas Gas
, VOR and the other Euro Models bring Sound, EPA standard bikes into America and the big 4 can not?
It pisses me off to see dim wits at Hollister Hills with garbage bikes and blown out cans while the rest of us try our best to be legal. It frustrates the hell out of the Rangers, makes their job worse. 101db is ridicules in todays environment, 96db is and should be the National Standard. In Euro its 88 or 92 I believe.
It is COMMON SENSE if you are a responcible rider to now try and be as quiet as legally possible. On the other hand Its equally Common sense to Pack out what you Pack in, Be stewards of the land we have, take care of it, be polite out on the trail and in camps
You want to win the public, then be nice to them. Educate them, Be an Advocate to the sport.