Bikes&Wilderness

 From our friend Localcrew:

Being on a bike and being in the wilderness are two complementary experiences that have been inappropriately pitted against each other in an increasingly politicized argument.  When I want to free myself of the politics that affect so much of our daily lives, I hop on my bike or I head to the wilderness. So now, while I still can, I’m doing both.

Read more on The Cleanest Line.

-M

Keepin’ Singletrack Single

Carl Adams of The Dust Devils M/C says “Keep Singletrack Single!”

On Saturday May 26 Dale and I met up with The Dust Devils M/C and Larry Anderson USFS OHV Ranger up on the singletrack known as The Peavine Pines. The Pines is a network of singletrack that is officially open to motorcycles by the USFS Peavine Mountain Travel Management Plan. We accomplished alot:

  • closed about 0.2 miles of braided trails
  • closed and restored an unauthorized wet area and cleared an authorized dry crossing
  • re routed a section of trail away from a wet area
  • re-aligned a non sustainable section of trail an closed about 0.2 miles of un authorized trail
  • posted about 36 route markers

We learned that many moto riders are after an experience very similar to mountain bikers they prefer singletrack that is narrow (24″ or less) and flows from turn to turn. Just like a mountain bike trail the main concern is keeping the users on the trail and water off. We look forward to partnering with Carl and the USFS in the future. -Randy

Peavine Congested Area

[Edit (6-2-07): The following post has generated some discussion amongst the Poedunk membership in the comments. I (Mike) would like to add that the opinions expressed in the letter do not represent the position of this club and the Poedunks have not advocated, taken action, or contacted any public offices regarding this matter. I posted this in order to illustrate the issue pertinent to trail recreation on Peavine and to spark a public, transparent discussion.]

Got this email from Shawn O’Meara on the shooting on Peavine. The area he’s concerned with is the trailhead parking zone near the radio towers @ the end of Hoge road.

The problem is that the definition of a congested area according to chapter 50.094 is the list of congested areas in 50.096. There doesn’t seem to be an actual set of criteria for determining congested areas. But there are a lot of people going through there .
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