Saving the trails at Sprague

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4 years 4 months ago #44114 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Saving the trails at Sprague
Roger that.

I just wanted to make sure GH wasn't being lumped into that category. I know it's not the most popular spot to ride, but it gets more traffic than most people think.

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4 years 4 months ago #44113 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Saving the trails at Sprague
I am thinking way out of the way stuff like in Allegheny National Forest in PA. There are trails down there that get just about no use and no harm would come to them if ridden while wet.

Or even some of the logging skid trails in the state forests, such as the ones that the Roots, Rocks, and Ridges race used to be rerouted onto when there was a lot of rain before or during the race back when WNYMBA used to run this.

The other alternative is looking for trails on sandy ground.

Last weekend, some people rode Dryer park in Victor. That park is built on soil that is primarily sand and so it doesn't get muddy. We don't have any parks like that in Erie or Cattaraugus Co.

Ontario, north of Burlington has a lot of sandy soil that is ridable in any conditions. I remember going up for the IMBA epic at Mansfield before it was closed to the public. Raining the whole way, but by the time I got to Mansfield, there weren't even any puddles anywhere and the trails were dry as a bone.

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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #44112 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Saving the trails at Sprague

Jon Sundquist wrote: unless we are talking about trails that get essentially no use


I'm curious to know which trails in the local system qualify for this.

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4 years 4 months ago #44111 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Saving the trails at Sprague
moved.

In my opinion, it doesn't have to be a bike shop owner's responsibility (although the verizon analogy doesn't make much sense. There's a lot more you do with a phone than talk on it and drive. MTB bikes really are only for riding on trails. Oh, and btw, verizon does educate its users about safe driving habits: aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/safety_security/ )

I believe it is most definitely is WNYMBA's responsibility to educate riders not to ride when it is going to damage trails, unless we are talking about trails that get essentially no use.

But then again, that's my opinion, and opinions here on the forum don't necessarily represent WNYMBA.

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4 years 4 months ago #44110 by indigo22
indigo22 replied the topic: Saving the trails at Sprague
I would assume these posts will be getting moderated soon enough (and understandably so) on this thread. Could these posts be moved onto a new more appropriate thread?

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4 years 4 months ago #44109 by indigo22
indigo22 replied the topic: Saving the trails at Sprague
Is it Verizon's responsibility to educate new cell phone users on safe driving techniques. Or Big box stores responsibility to educate customers on how to safely ride that 149.99 mountain bike?

I think stores have enough to worry about without the possibility of offending customers on what could have been a slow day. Yeah shops can try, but they really can't get too preachy. People are going to do what they are going to do. Is it the shops responsibility to educate on warring helmets on trails (and open up that can of worms)?

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