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Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

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avatar Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 11:07AM
“In two decades of mountain biking Jeff Barker has covered a lot of northern California terrain.

But he's still waiting for the day when he and his cycling friends can legally ride non-wilderness portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the epic hiking and equestrian trail that stretches 2,650 miles between Mexico and Canada.

"There is just a divide with a small percentage of the world who think it is sacrilegious to put wheels on a National Scenic Trail," said Barker, of Eldorado Hills, Calif.”


http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/recreation/2015/01/21/pacific-crest-trail-mountain-biking-wild-hiking/22105559/


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avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 03:56PM
They already ride illegally in the San Bernardino National Forest. And it is causing a lot of bad trail erosion.
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 05:26PM
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eeek

They already ride illegally in the San Bernardino National Forest. And it is causing a lot of bad trail erosion.

Bicyclist tend to ride illegally everywhere. It's hard to name another set of people who ignore more laws so blithely.

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avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 07:41PM
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plawrence
Bicyclist tend to ride illegally everywhere. It's hard to name another set of people who ignore more laws so blithely.

Most of them don't seem to care a bit about stop signs. Almost decorated my grill a few times because of that.
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 09:11PM
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eeek

Most of them don't seem to care a bit about stop signs. Almost decorated my grill a few times because of that.

A favorite pastime of many bicyclist where I live is to ride at night wearing dark clothing with none of the required reflectors and lights installed on their bikes, often against traffic. This "stealth cycling" seems to be the in thing among some of them.

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Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 23, 2015 09:55AM
I really dislike (extremely strongly) hiking in areas that allow mountain bikers. I've almost been hit on the trail a number of times, most I've seen have no understanding of the right of way priorities, and the erosion I've seen is atrocious. I'm not in favor.
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 04:49PM
Are bikes allowed on the A.T. ?

(rhetorical question)



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 05:33PM
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chick-on
Are bikes allowed on the A.T. ?

(rhetorical question)


Even pack animals (including llamas) are prohibited on the A.T.
Llama
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 07:43PM
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chick-on
Are bikes allowed on the A.T. ?

What about the Ledge Trail?
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 22, 2015 08:07PM
Downhill only...



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Bicyclists seek access to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
January 23, 2015 12:17PM
Of course!
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