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Published an editorial in the local paper

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  1. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Dugie8 Well-Known Member

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    Well written.

    Those comments... wow. Lots of angry folks there.


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  3. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah the comments went full Godwins law within about a day. Somehow I'm a paid lobbyist of the bike industry. I never taken a penny for my volunteer work.
     
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    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Very good job and a great read.

    There are a lot of sprung adult children in the comments section. Though!
     
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    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Excellent use of the term "alternate facts" in the first paragraph.
     
  6. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its kind of crazy how some people in Marin think about public land. The entitlement is off the charts. Such a huge issue can effectively be summarized as a child who does not wish to share his space. Yet somehow it becomes public policy.
     
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    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Because of "other people".

    Like the aristocrats don't mind going to the hood for good BBQ, but if the folks that were from the good BBQ neighborhood venture into gentrified, well-heeled suburbia, they get testy.
     
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    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    Which perfectly sums up the relationship between these two:

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  9. Hacker15e

    Hacker15e The Intersection of Opportunity and Preparation

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    Nice writeup.

    I have a good buddy out there in central Cali who is fighting a similar fight for continued access to biking trails, and I've been amazed to read some of the vitriol on the issue from people.
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression that things were going relatively well in central California. The Morro Bay to SLO area has some great trails and AFAIK they are mostly open to bikes. The local cycling clubs, with land manager approval have a pretty good program to hand out bike bells at the trail heads and that seems to keep things conflict free.

    Of course once you live somewhere long enough in California it seems one can peel enough layers away from the community onion to find there are "locals" who are upset about some kind of change. Be it bikes or "low income" housing.
     
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    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, yeah. The NIMBY is strong sometimes.

    thanks for fighting this fight!
     
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    Great article. Sorry about the comments. I like how people try to pass themselves off as open minded and yet seem to come across so differently. Maybe those naysayers should go and ride a bike on those trails, it might make them less unhappy. Very cool that you are continuing to address this issue. Hope it gets more people on your side.
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. The comments have gone nuclear. Its actually kind of hilarious.
     
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    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I'm not seeing the comments, must be a mobile thing.
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    The comments don't show on a mobile device. Spoiler alert: your not missing out on any constructive dialogue. It's more like APC on a bad acid trip.
     
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    Great write up! The NIMBY attitudes of those who never learned to share in kindergarten is both sad and a strange curiosity. Keep up the good fight!
     
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    They'll never understand...

     
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    Interesting write up!
     
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