170+ Areas listed for closure in California
Posted April 18, 2002 - 12:31 PM
This is a part of Barbra Boxers and Diane Feinstein's plan to lock us out of public land. Wilderness Designation = NO MOTORCYCLES, NO BICYCLES, and anything motorized or mechanized is banned. The democRATS responsible for proposing this and trying to shut us out of all these areas are none other then 2 very old liberal ladies who don't even ride. They are -
Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Senator@boxer.senate.gov
Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
The group pushing to ban recreation in these 170+ areas
http://www.calwild.org/pw/ Phone(530)758-0380 Fax(530)758-0382
The person responsible for pushing to ban recreation - Director of CWC Paul Spitler firstname.lastname@example.org (his email) HELLOOOOOOO HE IS ON THE OHV COMMISION PEOPLE WAKE UP!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO LAUNCH A INVESTIGATION INTO HIS PRACTICES WHICH ARE ILLEGAL. http://www.4x4wire.c...d/wildlands.htm
The eco groups behind this that are trying to stop recreation on public lands -
1. Sierra Club
2. CWC - http://www.calwild.org/pw/
4. REI (the store) they are supporting CWC. DON'T BUY ANYTHING THERE
WHAT YOU CAN DO - JUST SEND OFF A LETTER VOICING YOUR SUPPORT FOR RECREATION AND WHY YOU DON'T SUPPORT WILDERNESS DESINGATION BECAUSE IT BANS RECREATION, CAUSES JOB LOSSES, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF. TELL YOUR SENATORS NOT TO SUPPORT THIS WILDERNESS DESINGATION PLAN WHICH = "RECREATION DISCRIMINATION". LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW THEY WILL LOSE VOTES IF THEY SUPPORT THIS ISSUE.
Boxer has an simple email form to fill out:
Feinstein can be contacted through regular email:
and here is a list of contact info for all Senators:
and a web form to write you local Congressman:
PLEASE COPY AND POST THIS ON ALL OTHER MESSAGE BOARDS AND EMAIL TO PEOPLE.
ANY SAMPLE LETTERS TO HELP PEOPLE WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED TO.
Posted April 18, 2002 - 01:12 PM
I, for one, am sick to death of this. They are taking away the whole darn state a little at a time. The only way to fix it is to vote the liberals out of office.
To those of you who do not vote: Thanks for nothing.
Posted April 18, 2002 - 02:59 PM
Some learn by reading about others' experiences. Some learn by watching others' experiences.
Some have to pee on the electrified fence and learn for themselves.
We are heading straight into this third category when it comes to all public land being closed to off-road vehicles, even with the help of BRC, ARRA, CORVA, and AMA, etc.
The choice is simple: either you get ACTIVE NOW in saving your land from those poised to lock you out, or you will find out how fast your sport will die and your $6000+ investment in your iron horse becomes completely worthless. The choice is being forced on us RIGHT NOW. These people are deadly serious. I have followed their agenda and their tactics when it comes to gun control. They are not fooling around.
I am through asking nicely. If you live in the United States, get your ass on the internet and write everyone who represents you. No excuses! If not for yourself, at least do it for your children and grandchildren so they can also enjoy their public lands before it is all locked up. If you don't act, we don't want to hear you complain when it's all gone.
Posted April 18, 2002 - 04:58 PM
My riding buddy has a lovely daughter who, at 12, is just learning to (sort of) walk. She has spent her life on her hands and knees and with a walker. She loves riding with her dad and brothers (double up). She will likely never be able to go backpacking and hiking. Yet Feinstien and Boxer and crew would deny people like her the small joy of seeing and experiencing the wonders of their own land.
Dewayne went to CA over the cold IA winter just to enjoy riding and explore future family-riding vacation spots. We plan to take our families on riding vacations together. Who wants to see our Western wonders from brochures and tv? If we can't ride there, why would we ever go to California? If these are federal lands, they are ours, too.
If more people lived in places like Iowa where there are virtually no public riding areas,[ and the three I know of are only a few tiny acres in a flood-plain area (2),and an old abandoned strip-mine area. These places are closed more often than open.], they would appreciate the importance of our western state's areas to ALL of us.
These people's advantage right now is the fact they are all one group: If they staged one rally, they could protest: riding, public land use, hunting, guns, right-to-life, eating meat, raising your family w/o govt. interference, religion, pledge of allegiance in schools, on and on... AND ALL THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IS CHANGE GUEST SPEAKERS! The crowd would remain the same! Killing unborn humans purely for birth control reasons is a "RIGHT" and duty, just don't disturb a damned turtle or owl or let the public use public land! They are a SMALL fringe element that knows how to make a helluva lotta noise. It works. Try it!
( Speaking of noise,We've got tornado sirens going off right now, so I'll end my rant here.) You all KNOW what needs done! JUST DO IT!
GREAT JOB excitebike02!!
Posted April 19, 2002 - 08:44 AM
Power to the people!!!!!
Ok so I am getting a little excited,but god d*** these people just PISS ME OFF!!!!!!
Posted April 19, 2002 - 09:40 PM
I challenge each and everyone one of you to take time out of your busy schedules, including riding time, to express your concerns. I can tell you that I will be spending a few hours this weekend focusing on this.
Excitbike, TT thanks you for your post! We are planning to partner with watchdog groups like the Blue Ribbon Coalition in order to get this info out to our members in a more organized fashion.
Posted April 20, 2002 - 08:22 AM