Message from discussion Time to Ban Equestrians from Trails
Subject: Re: Time to Ban Equestrians from Trails
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:42:28 -0500
Organization: Worthless Eaters
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On 8/23/2011 2:36 PM, Jonz wrote:
> On 8/23/2011 10:42 AM, jcdill wrote:
>> On 23/08/11 9:27 AM, Jonz wrote:
>>> On 8/22/2011 11:27 PM, jcdill wrote:
>>>> On 22/08/11 7:09 PM, Jonz wrote:
>>>>> On 8/22/2011 3:43 PM, jcdill wrote:
>>>>>> The manure horses leave on the trail becomes fertilizer for the park.
>>>>> Eventually. But before it does, it is a disgusting, ugly mess that
>>>>> riders should be forced to clean up.
>> BTW, this is a lot like people who move next to an airport then complain
>> about the noise. While we (society) can't keep people from moving next
>> to an airport, we (society) CAN keep bikes from legally using trails by
>> refusing to expand existing and new trails to use by bikes, or by
>> banning bikes from trails they have already been given permission to
>> ride. So if your goal is to ensure that more and more people show up to
>> argue against allowing bikes on the trails, just go ahead and complain
>> about the horses. The horses were there first, and they will mobilize to
>> prevent bikes from being allowed on trails if the bikes aren't going to
>> respect the way things have been working well for trail users (hikers
>> and equestrians) when they are granted biking access to trails.
> Heh... Sounds like... I was here first so I get to make up the rules.
> Sorry, It doesn't work that way.
Horses do have the advantage of being much more nutritious and tasty
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