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Old February 3rd 09, 03:10 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.backcountry,ca.environment,sci.environment
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Default How the Typical Mountain Biker Treats Horses and Other TrailUsers

On Jan 31, 10:09*pm, Mike Vandeman wrote:
\"I have lived in Marin since the 50s and have been riding horses here
since 1962. *I would like to share two of my experiences of why I
believe that horses and bicycles on single track trails are oil and
water. *A few months ago I was riding on the wonderful new trail that
Open Space completed last summer. *I was on a single track, on the
side of a hill and a woman on a bike was bearing down on me quite fast
wearing an ipod. *She was intent on looking where she was going,
gazing at the trail directly infront of her. *I realized she did not
see me and I yelled at the top of my lungs and she could not hear me
because of the ipod. *She finally saw me just before crashing into my
horse. * Last week the same thing happened to me in the almost same
spot. *A biker was coming towards my friend and I *going quite fast,
looking at the trail directly in front of her which I am sure you have
to do so you do not hit rocks or ruts. *It was obvious that she did
not know we were there. *We both yelled at her and she came to a
screecing stop about 30 ft. in front of us. *She was very nice and
apologetic and said, "I'm sorry, I never saw you because the bushes
block my view of the horses." *Two horses weighting 1000 lbs. with
riders perched on top, making them about 7 ft. tall and she couldn't
see us. *I rest my case."
I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to
humans ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8
years fighting auto dependence and road construction.)

Please don't put a cell phone next to any part of your body that you are fond of!

More lies from Mike.

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