Posted 24 March 2006 - 03:16 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 04:22 AM
Within ten miles of a town or city, there's always crap to be found on the trails, here and there. But I think attitudes are slowly changing, up here at least. People are starting to realize the real value of all the beautiful wide open spaces and boreal forests we have. But there will always be a few idiots who don't get it.
Fortunately there's plenty of true back-country wilderness left here. So once you pass that ten mile mark, it's pretty clean. We are lucky enough to be able to venture hundreds of miles away from any civilization, up here.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 04:41 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:28 AM
You would not believe how effectively you can shift the public perception of offroad vehicle users, by becoming involved in trail and public land cleanups.
For many years I was involved with the 4x4 clubs up here. One of the best things we ever did, was to get involved with the local East Coast Trail Association, and help them remove old car wrecks from areas where the coastal walking trails were being extended.
Our participation even made the six o'clock news. And that kind of publicity is something we could use a lot more of, if we are going to hold on to our right to use public lands on our bikes, ATVs, and 4x4 rigs.
Here's link to the trail Association webpage, showing a gallery of photos of our offroad club hauling away car wrecks...
Trail Clean Up Gallery
Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:36 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 06:01 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 06:08 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:28 AM
there's a trail near my house with washers, old carpet, etc.etc.. it's getting to where the trail is almost blocked.
i can count about 7 joy ridden wrecks left in the woods on one of my regular loops.
the worse is when some contractor decides to save some $ and dumps his crap w/nails hangin everywhere right in the middle of the trail.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:42 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:54 AM
The guys I ride with and I always chase down 2 strokes with no mufflers and people that have a picnic and leave all their s--t laying around.
There are really no legal places in central NJ to ride so the trash and noise always brings the cops.