Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oroville Trails Need Your Support

Few things disappoint me more than seeing trail users fighting each other or trying to hoard trails to themselves. Yet that is exactly what is happening in Oroville. A loud minority of equestrians would like to keep these PUBLIC trails for their own use. Fortunately, many other equestrians, hikers and cyclists would like to share these trails.

I never know why folks like this see publicly owned land as some sort of country club. If you don't want to share a trail, go buy some land, put up some fences and build your own. I can only imagine how many new trails could have been created for everyone in recent years if these folks had concentrated their efforts on cooperation instead of acrimony and accusations.

But you can help and here is how.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Snow Takes Our Fun Away

I suppose this is not true if you are a snowboarder or skier. But our local trails have seen enough snow cover for this winter if you ask me. So when will spring arrive? 2007?

Check out this picture I took from a Sunday ride in Auburn. Calling this a ride is a bit of a stretch. I think "bike sledding" is more like it.

But things could be worse, like for this guy in the Cool mtb race :-o