Do you like to ride?
Posted July 13, 2000 - 06:12 AM
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Posted July 13, 2000 - 03:18 PM
Originally posted by DeBarker:
Its not their fight and I don't see a bunch of baggy pants lazy kids (my experience after hiring many) fighting for anything.....Or what if it backfires and some of them decide to support the other side?....It would be nice to have more 'friends'.....But you have to look for people who have a more immediate stake in the issue....What I am surprised by is the lack of support from the hunting and outdoors groups...Because the vast majority do NOT hike 15 miles to get to their hunting spots, they drive 4 wheelers, and you know that the tree huggers don't like hunting and killing of animals anymore than they like ORV's....And we might get more support from these outdoors groups if we all had quiet bikes.....Thats why those of you who 'trail ride' with totally open mufflers are pissing me off....If I meet you on the trail you are going to hear it from me !! And its not going to be friendly !! We don't need it, and its just plain selfish and irresponsible !!
DeBarker totaly agree with you, Here in Australia, we have combined horse riders, four wheel drives and dirt riders in a group called "Access for all" and it gives us a leg to stand on, or a start against tree huggers anyway.
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Posted July 13, 2000 - 05:24 PM
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Posted July 17, 2000 - 04:54 AM
There are many local and regional groups all around the country, that support riding in their region, or sometime's their state. What needs to be done is a unification of these seperate groups into one national group that addresses the concerns in national forums, on the national level. This one large national group would be constructed of local chapters, which are individually responsible for the local concerns, and collectively responsible for the national concerns.
I agree that the hunter/outdoorsmen are a good avenue to ally ourselves with to further our cause.
I would like to see a national off-road group possibly merged with the NRA. This group could be call NORV-RA. (National Off Road Vehicle and Rifle Association). Since most of the people I have met riding are hunters too, this seems like a natural fit.
If we had one large national voice that lobbied congress for our cause, it would be MUCH harder to shut down and take the trails that we hold so dear.
I have thought a lot about this, and in my opinion, this is the only way to ensure our kids have areas left to ride in.
We can be heard, but we must do it with a unified voice that is too loud to ignore!!
For to take my trails and wooded areas, is to take that which I hold most dear!!
Let me know what you think!
Posted July 17, 2000 - 06:02 AM
Posted July 17, 2000 - 02:56 PM
Here we go. Let's push this movement forward. Please let us know what it is that you hear back. We can make this happen.
Posted July 17, 2000 - 06:06 PM