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    Rim of the Valley - Resource Study

    The National Park Service is looking into making a large area of our mountain range a part of their jurisdiction which could possibly limit mountain biking.

    you can see the proposed area here or in the link below (click on "study area")


    I just heard about this and they are now in the initial phase "Public start-up of study process" During this time we can email comments until Oct 29th. From what I know, mountain biking is not allowed on any trail in any national park so please comment now.

    here is the website: http://www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley/index.htm

    email comments to: pwr_rimofthevalley@nps.gov

    Please forward this to other mtn bikers you know in the area.

    This was my email comment, feel free to use and change as necessary,

    I recently learned of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study, and as a hiker and mountain biker that lives in the Conejo Valley I frequently enjoy the Santa Monica Mountains and the surrounding regions. As a result of this recent study, myself and a number of my friends and colleagues fear that if it comes under the management of the NPS mountain bicycling in the region will become limited. From my experience, mountain bikers are preservationists and care deeply about land, the environment and protecting resources. I support the study and its findings on how these areas should be designated but please do not limit mountain bike use on these trails.

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    Thanks for publicizing this

    It's important that mountain bikers (and other users of the area) know about this effort by the National Park Service. I presume CORBA is already involved and will be making sure mountain bikers' interests are being heard, but it's also important for individuals to add their own comments.

    One correction to your post, though: Any additional jurisdiction by the National Park Service in this area won't necessarily mean the end to mountain biking there. The NPS administers a national recreation area here, not a national park. There is already a huge amount of mountain biking allowed on NPS land - including Palo Comado and Cheeseboro Canyons, portions of the Backbone Trail, and so forth. That's not to say all trails are open, but many trails, including many miles of singletrack, are open to mountain biking on NPS land in the Santa Monicas. So don't view this with undue alarm! It could be a good thing - but if you want to keep mountain biking in the area, you do need to stay vigilant.

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    I would add this might address the large chunk of closed land controlled by the oil company between Simi and Moorpark.

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    any updates?

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    Civil Wartime?

    If this zone were to actually end up in the category of a Nat'l Park, I'd be shocked. There's nothing that special about this zone.

    I'd also expect that the mtn bike community would team up and start a civil war against the US govt! I know I'd be in on it!

    How about you guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    If this zone were to actually end up in the category of a Nat'l Park, I'd be shocked. There's nothing that special about this zone.

    I'd also expect that the mtn bike community would team up and start a civil war against the US govt! I know I'd be in on it!

    How about you guys?
    Agree 100%, I've had a feeling something was going on at Cheseboro....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    If this zone were to actually end up in the category of a Nat'l Park, I'd be shocked. There's nothing that special about this zone.

    I'd also expect that the mtn bike community would team up and start a civil war against the US govt! I know I'd be in on it!

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    They would have to clean up Rocketdyne/Boeing nuclear waste. That keeps being swept under the rug.

    Or maybe one of those big holes in the map is the Santa Susana lab?

    Think that meltdown is still one of the top 5 disasters around the world. A ton of fuel was dumped back there too. Right in our back yard.

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    Isn't there high radon gas levels in that area???
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    I don't know what that is. If you do a search, rocketdyne or boeing or santa susana field lab. It's crazy what happened back there. And how they tried to cover it up then change ownership.

    Arnold passed something that was supposed to make them clean everything up, *somehow an expiration date was involved and now nothing happened.

    I stay away from that section called Sulfur Springs, and never ride that lower part of Cheese, too flat anyway. Not only does it stink to high hell back there, but who knows if it really is a "sulfur spring".
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    http://www.acmela.org

    Has always made me feel a little uneasy about riding there..........

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    It's confidential

    People who have lived in the area their whhole life don't even know about it.

    I don't remember the specifics, read the article years ago. At least the publicity made people think something was being done.

    My neighbor who is a rocket scientist used to work back there. They used to dump waste in open pits

    Every time I start reading about it again... you can't "clean up" an underground water system like an aquafer.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAHmaEs5cYU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v66D8bMvANg


    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...y+Nuclear&aq=f

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    Wonder if this has anything to do with this "rim of the valley" stuff, worth reading and reacting to....
    http://corbamtb.com/news/2011/02/06/...yon-responses/

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    Last edited by Deerhill; 02-20-2011 at 04:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG

    I like how the guy in the beginning is calling off radiation levels that are perfectly normal like there high or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rem69
    I like how the guy in the beginning is calling off radiation levels that are perfectly normal like there high or something.
    The radiation levels back there are not normal, and never will be.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssk47...eature=related

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    unreal

    Quote Originally Posted by CEB
    http://www.acmela.org

    Has always made me feel a little uneasy about riding there..........

    New information on this stuff since I last looked. 30,000 different rocket engines tested up there and they blast water and other chemicals to prevent the rocket stand from melting. All those chemicals just run off the site because it's higher elevation. The stream runs down hill all the way to Las Virgenes road off the 101!

    nuts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu0vm...layer_embedded

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2010/02/goo-ology/all/1/

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