Saturday, April 30, 2011

Changing Gears

I went for the double dip yesterday....
After dinner I was all fired up to go ride the new Spot.
Cruzed through town and got on the crushed gravel to the 
bottom of the Quarry Hill. First impressions were good 
and then better after I got my seat height where it need to be. Had some ghost shifts 
which I need to address to day but it shifted well.. Strange saying that but it worked.
The Paul Chain Keeper held the chain in place and the new WTB tires floated over the sandy parts. 
With the frame being a bit smaller than the old version it was much quicker which is
something to get used to. 
Rode up to the HPT to have a look at the trail conditions and look at the
new DNR devastation.  Seems that some of the trails according to the DNR are not  to have
bikes on them. In the Grant that was use to buy the land in the fine print it said no bikes.
Now the total trail loss is not huge but what is huge is that the sections that 
they closed are parts of the loop and now sections go to dead ends. 
Some of these trails have been in operation for 4-5 years. 
To me it seems like a pissing match between the DNR and the city..
Not sure what is wrong with bikes in the woods. And  I am also sure that this is the same
state the befits from the bike industry with the TREK company bringing in large dollars and employing many. You would think that the more trails and the more opportunity's  to people outside and fight obesity would in the states best interest. 
We still have some places to ride and I am sure that more trails will get built but the way that 
the DNR is going about this is stupid. With all that is going on in the state with the Dumb F$%Ks 
in the Government you think that they would have other places to waste money. 

Got to love politics!!

1 comment:

  1. Ugh...... That is part of the reason why we left NM as we felt the bike haters outnumbered the bike lovers. Seems like closure battles popped up all the time..... Much better here as we keep getting MORE trail. Bummer amigo, I feel your pain!