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What is the matter with people?
03/17/08 at 18:43:37
 
Like there is nowhere to ride in St George.
For Petes Sake why do people insist on giving this sport a bad name?


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Re: What is the matter with people?
Reply #1 - 03/21/08 at 19:48:06
 
I would guess lazy is a contrbuting factor. Why drive further than you have to in order to ride. It takes away from the riding time you know. who cares if it is right or wrong! I have to wonder about those folks. it's a wonder that they ever get off the couch. Of course I am sure there are other reasons as well.
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Reply #2 - 03/22/08 at 09:29:39
 
I think it has to do with the huge surge in popularity of atvs. There are thousands of people going out and buying them who have never been involved in off roading before. Many of them have the attitude that you can ride wherever your machine will go.

When I was desert racing (before atvs were around, and longer ago than I want to think about), it seemed to me that we as a group were much more respectful about where and how we rode. Sure, there were still the dodo's that had to try every hill in sight and shot holes in signs but most of us stayed on the trails, (single tracks back in those days), and avoided riding closed areas.

These are the people who are going to have all our riding areas closed. Other than trying to educate them and reporting violaters I don't know what can be done.
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Reply #3 - 05/03/08 at 13:38:36
 
I was riding in that area the weekend before they closed it. I saw a pickup truck coming past with an old washer and drier in the back. 5 mins later he is heading back into town w/ an empty bed.I guess w/ these type of people around, the state had enough of it !
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Reply #4 - 05/03/08 at 14:58:56
 
I applaud the enforcement efforts, so many places just close.  My only drawback is they didn't try enforcement before the area was closed.  It cost the same to make signs stating the rules for riding in an area as it does to make closure signs.  Then enforcement can be a positive issue.
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Re: What is the matter with people?
Reply #5 - 07/23/08 at 03:23:14
 
First, wanted to say this isn't me, I don't ride in St George and I choose OHV areas mostly.

Anyway "It's more than 10 square miles, mostly owned by the State School Trust. It's master-planned as a huge housing development. A big chunk is the White Dome Nature Preserve. But fences have been cut several times. "

So they are protecting lands that is planned to be destroyed with housing in the future?!? Umm, that makes no sense.
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