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    New Section Of CDT In CC Off Limits To Mountain Bikes

    Rode up to Bill Moore Lake to check out this new section of the CDT. DRAT! Thought for sure I could ride this one. Guess not. Kind of stupid the trail is surrounded by roads on 3 sides. More wilderness litigation Iím sure. OH well itís still the old way over to Fall River. Some fine pristine CC single track!






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    James Peak Wilderness... established 2002.

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    Pays to ride it before they put up the signs, I guess.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I think I can.
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    From the looks of the trail does not appear as if many people are using it as of yet.

    My .02 is there is a certain errogance involved with the hiking community and groups as such, thinking it is better for the trail to limit access. In the higher terrain areas like these you only get 4mnths or a little more to get accross, even with heavy use, say 3-4 bikes a day would be a guess, minimal damage would occur, are they afraid the trail might actually begin to look like say "a trail", God forbid.

    Can anyone explain why Mountain Bikers are grouped together with Motorized Vehicles when talking about the CT, and can anyone prove a Mountain Bike on a trail like this does more damage that say, A Horse? Or a hiker?
    Also when has it become the rule that limited use on the CT is better for the trail?

    Funny part is most of these trails were cut by horses, and other animals originally and now someone thinks that use should be restricted to the priveledged certain user group.

    Looking forward to a good debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEMTBR COLORADO


    Can anyone explain why Mountain Bikers are grouped together with Motorized Vehicles when talking about the CT
    Mt bikers are NOT grouped together with motos when talking about the CT. They are lumped in with motos when discussing nationally designated Wilderness Areas. The CT Foundation recognizes mt bikers as *legitimate* trail users.

    and can anyone prove a Mountain Bike on a trail like this does more damage that say, A Horse? Or a hiker?
    Also when has it become the rule that limited use on the CT is better for the trail?

    Funny part is most of these trails were cut by horses, and other animals originally and now someone thinks that use should be restricted to the priveledged certain user group.

    Looking forward to a good debate.
    You're pretty much preaching to the choir on this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Pays to ride it before they put up the signs, I guess.

    Pays to ride it anyway I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    Pays to ride it anyway I guess.
    yup
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I donít know if the trail is worth the effort itís a tough climb for 3 miles of trail. I kind of like the old way better. A less traveled path.

    I still will ask the local ranger why Itís only open to hikers and cross country skiers

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