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Old April 8th 04, 06:11 PM
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Default IMBA Tries to Justify Mountain Biking with Junk Science

To use your own logic on you: your post is a lie because IMBA doesn't
conduct their studies as you claim, therefore all hikers and
environmentalists are LIARS, because you are a liar.

Post some facts Idiot, not unproven claims. Go lay under your tree and
imagine what the tree would say (reference to story on Vendamens
website about a cathartic moment in his life, the real truth is he was
hit in the head by a rock and didn't know it)

On Thu, 01 Apr 2004 16:34:45 GMT, Mike Vandeman

Anyone who bothers to read these "studies" will find that they actually prove
the OPPOSITE of what they CLAIM to prove! They actually examine only damage PER
MILE. Since mountain bikers typically travel several times as far as hikers (try
HIKING 25-50 miles in a day!), it follows FROM THEIR OWN RESEARCH that mountain
bikers have several times the impact of hikers. They also don't test mountain
biking under normal conditions: they simply roll passively down a gently sloping
hill -- no acceleration, no turns, no braking, all of which would apply shear
(horizontal) forces to the ground. In addition, almost all studies ignore
impacts on wildlife. As far as I know, every one of these "studies" was done by
(surprize, surprize) a mountain biker. Besides, they are irrelevant, because the
harm done by mountain biking is not related to the harm done by other
activities, such as hiking. The damage is the same, regardless of what hikers or
anyone else is doing!


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