Re: [RC] Ride shortages, etc... - Cindy Collins
Amen to Angie's comment below! Also, as someone said, at many of the
multiday rides there are no LDs (one of the consequences of the rule
requiring a vet check for the 25 milers because many of our western md
rides are so remote that we can't get a vet to any place but the 25 mile
point...they are laid out that way)and there is no problem w/attendance.
In fact, they are getting rather crowded! I would NEVER support having LD
rides w/out AERC sanctioned 50 milers. If that is the goal, I wish the LD
folks would just start their own organization and sacntion them as such.
Yeah, I know, that ticked off a bunch of folks! One more thought...for
those of you who don't support multiple use of trails and don't support
other trail users: We Westerners are losing more and more trails to what
I call "elitists" users. Just know I have personally sat in on meetings
where these folks who called themselves environmentalists, stated clearly
that their long-term agenda is to get all horseback use off all national
forests. Many environmental organizations feel that way, but are very
careful where they say it. If we are not all very careful about our
politics, we in the West will end up like the SEasterners and not have the
miles available to us for the md rides we've all come to love. Just some
What...do they roll up the trails and put them away when there's no
*organized* event? I can do a 25 mile training ride with no awards,
points, miles or meals any weekend I want to close to home. Nobody's
stopping me. Who's stopping you?
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