It "All Over" The News In Sacramento
Posted March 08, 2001 - 06:15 PM
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Posted March 08, 2001 - 07:11 PM
I'ts happening all over the world mate!The D.S.M.R.A. (Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Assoc)here in AUSTRALIA are working their BUTS off to keep riding areas open here too!
Keep up the good work.
YZ timing,EKN needle, VORTEX dualcurve ignition
SF triple platinum s/plug
open box -unifilter
Staintune s/s open exhaust& header......
Somebody stop me !!!
Posted March 08, 2001 - 10:19 PM
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Posted March 09, 2001 - 09:08 AM
I encourage you to take the time to download and read this thing. Maybe we can come up with a way to combat this. Let's bounce ideas off each other and share letters/e-mails. We gotta do something!
Posted March 09, 2001 - 09:40 AM
Posted March 09, 2001 - 10:24 PM
Posted March 09, 2001 - 01:12 PM
Think about what the gore guy is saying.
He has no idea!!
He has nothing better to do then try to piss
he hugs trees
he has no respect for the 2nd amendment
he breaks into research labs and lets the poor rats go.
he spikes trees so the lumbermen get hurt
I am an earth first person myself
well log the other planets later.
and for now this very moment Bush is the pres
and gore is a nobody who couldn't even carry his own state.
Posted March 09, 2001 - 01:33 PM
Posted March 09, 2001 - 01:42 PM
Sacramento Bee, 2100 Q St., P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852. The general newsroom fax number is (916) 321-1109. The newspaper's main telephone number is (916) 321-1000.
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This kind of journalism is of the most irresponsible kind. If you read the report you can tell it's from the extreme left-wing crowd. Typical one-sided views with no basis on reality. Shame on the Sacramento Bee! GIVE 'EM HELL!
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Posted March 09, 2001 - 02:17 PM
Thanks for posting the e-mail to the newspaper. I just sent the editor the following e-mail.
Your recent article - "Off Road to Ruin" is nothing but scare tactics. You and your liberal newspaper should be ashamed.
Never once have I feared for my safety an any OHV area or from any group of OHV users. In over 20 years of motorcycle ownership I have never seen any of the situations described in your article.
When publishing an article you should consider the source. Extreme groups should always be suspect. I am sure that you would check your facts and seek a more balanced article if it were the KKK, Moral Majority, Green Peace or any extreme group with an agenda to promote. But somehow a "politically correct" group like the "California Wilderness Coalition" must be correct and balanced, because they feel all warm and fuzzy.
Maybe you should consider some of the great work that a different organization is doing to present a balanced viewpoint. May I suggest the "Blue Ribbon Coalition" ( http://www.sharetrails.org/ ) . I am sure that you will find this group of individuals just as active when it comes to preserving the environment. The only differenc is that they want to preserve it FOR the People rather than FROM the People.
Posted March 09, 2001 - 04:39 PM
Here is the rant I sent:
I just looked over the Off Road Vehicle Report published by your paper and it is obviously biased, sensationalized propaganda. Gory photo's and scare tactics reminiscent of the anti-abortion wacko's who kill people because they are pro-life.
I have been an off-road enthusiast since I was 12 years old. I now ride with my children. We enjoy and respect the environment. In the 30 years I have been riding dirt bikes in California, I have not seen these packs of drugged out thugs tearing up the sensitive areas. What I see the most is families enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
I have seen hills that looked like the pictures shown in the report, 20 years ago, that you would now be hard pressed to find any indication that there were vehicle tracks there before. How much land is gobbled up by urban sprawl, car dealer ships, malls, tracts of homes, etc. Can this land ever be restored? Now think about the areas effected by ORVs. It would be like a "drop in the ocean". Are some tire tracks and erosion worse than the millions of cubic miles of concrete and rebar that have eaten away the environment to the point where we are now fighting over the small bits that are left?
To think that the pollution due to off-road vehicles has any significance in the big picture which includes industrial pollution, power plants, airplanes, trucks, trains, cars, buses, ships, etc, running full bore day in and day out, is ludicrous. I am fairly typical and I ride my dirt bike maybe two or three days a month, a few hours a day, if I am lucky. In my neighborhood there are maybe 5 people out of slightly more than a hundred that have ORVs. Take a look at the number of them who drive gas guzzling SUVs down the freeways for hours, every day of the year.
Why is it these people think they have the right to protect "the wilderness", for themselves to enjoy, by excluding anyone that doesn't think the same way they do? It is the ultimate arrogance. Public lands belong to all of us and there is enough to go around. I am all for setting aside areas that are environmentally sensitive and the vast majority of off-roaders would agree and respect the boundaries.
This report is the peak of hypocrisy. The really sad part is that a lot of people actually believe this crap. Shame on your for publishing it.
Posted March 09, 2001 - 08:37 PM
You are positively eloquent. I am impressed.
Posted March 09, 2001 - 09:35 PM
I put the original post on the DR site as well. It might be a good idea if we network with them and everyone else who has something at stake in this. There is strength in numbers. UNITE!
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