what is wilderness preserving? preserving of wildlife? - backpackers also scare animals, but than again, animals are adoptable and get used to noise in time, if it doesnt prove harmful
never saw a biker chasing a deer for supper; they scare them though, but they live
is wilderness preserving connected to preserving ground, paths, trees?
ground destroying, or erosion? is this vehicle invented and is earth a static planet?
dont think so, rainfall, wind, plants, material ageing and a good abrasion proof rubber compound do the task nicely. I like changing my planet, so does nature
paths? are man made, if you like it wild, get off it. i like getting off it
trees felling? wouldnt wanna hit one, especially at high pass, sometimess end up in a bush, and hope it isnt thorned..nature has its ways of saying NO PASS
is wilderness preserving actually preserving future area for more and more expanding houses for people that leave cities, with a box full of money and no idea to spend it except in socializing with a bunch of similars playing cards, drinking and eating for pleasure and sticking nose in others business due to their uninvolvment in body strengthening activities (lets skip fitness appliancies for making your body look nice for no obvious reason except showing off)
people, where I live, and thats europe, the use of vehicles of any type, even bycicles is prohibited in every square inch of the land (byciclers get off easier)
no enduro race can be organized, mx tracks are being closed down because of many causes, like a new shopping center, drinking water issues (natural undreground reservoars), weekend house users, new motorway ground needed...
we are a 100% outlaws and everyone has a right to pick at us (farmer, MTBiker, hiker), but some take this right so serious, that they yell at you at normal, registered for car use macadam roads, had even an issue wit a jogger whom I passed wery slowly (cold engine) on a tarmac road. (ended in a stomach kick and him runnig away, but he was so intimidated, that he was actually forcing me to hit him, so he could hit me back...when I pleased him, I also said I was sorry, but he was just in his pathetic state saying: you'll see, you'll see, and I saw it, yet another nice day to ride my bike)
Well, we still arent loosing hope, since we are in a very low position, so we turn to people mostly very kind, saying hello, even stopping and sometimes they even show an interest in a bike, when they realize a nice guy is riding it.
Other approach to people, who already show they will burst in anger is to kill them with hello's and hand raising, so they only pass blindmouthed or murmur a minimal "hi"
funny issue once...experience explained above, guy way angry, than killed with kindness, he couldnt be inpolite, so he started erosion sh****ing, but when he passed, he said..you guys are good, where you are dragging those bikes
another event happened to my friend, he was battling one sick uphill, took a start from the road, a car was there, some state employed enviromentalists, saying you cant ride here and all. Friend asked them, who they were, they replied, and he replied, you have no authoritiy to stop me, but in a very polite manner.
officials took some photos and that was it.
It wasnt few months, other friend, working in state department, also enduro rider unknowingly got into conversation with this guys..they told him of their encounter and signifficantly excelling the politeness of the biker and being quite impressed to see a real biker in all that gear in his natural environment
final approach to a 100% angry bursting person with no option to get along with politeness and conversation: he must be very troubled, ill mannered and with some huge personal problems or complexes or a very big nature lover (oh, is that a match?
), who believes what they say on TV, always uses the same path to go home and never drinks the other brand milk
well, we must know, that if person is brought in poor conditions, it is a poor person (mentally), so its not their fault for their reactions and its not your job to persuade him of good and bad, but defending your interests in as good name as possible, trying to communicate, communicate againg and if no go, at least say hello...hello..?? godbye and hope you have manners in the real world..or just hit the guy, who attacks you phisically or verbally.
well, the best cure is to use the areas, where no people are to be seen, and that is what we mostly do!
thanks for reading, and now go on riding