[pct-l] documentation of OHV abuse of PCT in Kern County
bill at burge.com
Fri Jan 29 18:24:57 CST 2010
Originally, I didn't feel grouped. I was just trying to make that
point. OK, that kinda went into the weeds! ;-)
We are really looking forward to another year of ferrying hikers. It
was crazy loads of fun.
Funny, none of those wanting a ride to REI seemed to care they were
doing it an Earth Wrecking Tattoo Causing (btw - I have no tattoos)
Alcohol Inspiring Smog Belching Jeep. :-D (Besides, the Subaru was
better at it and a smoother ride! ;-)
On Jan 29, 2010, at 12:55 PM, dsaufley wrote:
> For clarity, my intent is those OHVers who violate the rules and
> and destroy the land (and the posted signage, too). Those are the
> OHV people
> I can't understand. The good folks like you who ride responsibly and
> have "let's tear it up!" as their mantra and objective aren't really
> issue. My apologies if you felt grouped in with those who behavior and
> attitude I find personally abhorrent. It was not my intent to paint
> you with
> the same brush. I will say however, on a different level I never have
> understood the need or experience much fun in using a motor to derive
> pleasure from the out-of-doors. My word to describe those folks is
> "motorheads." My brother is a motorhead, and to some extent, so is
> my son.
> I'm not hard-wired as a motorhead. Motors have always been noisy,
> nuisances to me that disturb my serenity and enjoyment of the subtler
> sensory pleasures in nature.
> But that's why they have chocolate and vanilla. You're still the
> best darn
> hiker wrangler in the SCV no matter what :o)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net
> On Behalf Of Bill Burge
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:05 PM
> To: PCT list
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] documentation of OHV abuse of PCT in Kern County
> OK, when we say "these OHV people", what really mean is the type of
> OHV person that would do this sort of thing and NOT OHV people in
> general - right?
> I mean, "hikers cut trails and ruin land", no SOME hikers don't stick
> to the trail and DO damage land. Some hikers litter.
> Not all of either group.
> Yes, I have an OHV use vehicle. No, I don't drive on hiking trails.
> Yes, I invest personal time doing road and trail work. When I take
> the Jeep out, we pick up trash when we see it, no matter who left it
> On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:59 PM, Brick Robbins wrote:
>>> There is something fundamentally different about these OHV people.
>>> they don't see the destruction, or don't care. I just don't get it.
>> They like it.
>> "F*ck the tree huggers. The wild lands are mine to destroy as I
>> please. Climate change is a liberal myth. Drill, Baby Drill!"
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