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    No good Portrait of a Trail Sanitizer

    As I rode the north foothills this morning, I noticed how nearly every rock, baby head, trail challenge in the lower rock garden (365 south of 230) had been removed. I was cussing them out when I came upon the culprit. He was on FS land, but I've seen the same things going on in the City Open Space.

    Anybody know this old geezer? I ran him off, but he was adamant that he was doing a good thing, and he wouldn't listen to reason. I explained that what he was doing was illegal without forest service approval, that he could get thrown in jail for disturbing any artifacts, and blah blah blah. It was like talking to a wall. I'm guessing the guy was at least 60 years old. I'd like to get his name to turn it in to both the FS and the Open Space to see if they can talk some reason into him. If you see him out there, give him hell.
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    You're really good at hunting people down
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    I say dart him, relocate him to Gallup, we got plenty of rocks to clean up in the Zuni Mountains.

    Man would think he died and went to heaven.
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    I ran into him the other day, he was not very friendly. I will run him over next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    I say dart him, relocate him to Gallup, we got plenty of rocks to clean up in the Zuni Mountains.

    Man would think he died and went to heaven.
    Hey, that's my little brother! Leave him alone!


    JK Nice one, Bill! I LOLed.

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    Is he posing for you or what?

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    Why can't people like him stick to the paved bike path?

    He reminds me of the people who move to NM because it's so unique, then before long they start trying to change it into where ever it is they came from..

    Then the whole place becomes a sanitized cartoon of NM, much like Santa Fe.
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    You gotta have smooth trails if you're not gonna wear a helmet. Helmet wearers are so selfish!
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    What is the weather like down there, pouring here in T-town. Don't want the bike on top if it is going to rain all the way down. Thanks bros.

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    70 deg and white puffy cloudy.. Might be rain later, maybe.
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    I rode the N Foothills last night, it was pretty clear where the rocks had been removed...what a shame

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    What a F%#KER.......

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    Don't worry I am going to bring the bobcat up there tonight, under the cover of darkness and remove all the friggin' rocks and you guys can stop yer whining, just think how fast that trail will be then. You want rocks? Go find somewhere else to ride.

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    I bit it a couple of weeks ago in that garden (complete with a back full of cacti) and if that rock that I OTB on isn't there, I'm going to hunt that old f*@k down and shove those gloves right up his ass.

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    I was out on the north end this morning and saw blue hairs on hover-rounds. Really is a shame.

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    Progress

    That "trail sanitizer" is just helping us all out. It'll be a much quicker and simpler process to pave those trails after the rocks are removed.

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    Kinda make you want to build rogue lines..huh?

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    He's disgracing the color purple....
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    I'm all for bringing up some concrete into the NFH. We could remove a few of those rocks layin down some cement then place larger rocks back in place.

    The NFH has really been cleaned over the past several weeks. If the old coot can't ride, tough figure it out or bump up your skills. That is why technical trail features exist for the added challenge.

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    I know who he is.

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    Spill the beans

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    I know who he is.
    Ok PJ, spill the beans. Who is he and how do you know him? Well you better not I guess.

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    He's a long time customer of mine. When I saw the pic I thought wow that looks just like ___ ________! Anyway, he was in the shop today and I asked him if he had any bikes for sale, he asked motor or pedal so I asked if he rode mountain bikes and he proceeded to tell me where he rides (detailed), NFH and then told me how he hated the rocks! I even found out what he rides, the bike in the pic of course. Like the motorized trail usage battle in Otero, I remain Switzerland for I live in two worlds... sad but true.

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    What a fuking douche bag!!!
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    Well no wonder he has an issue with rocks, he does not have a helmet. pjlama if he is a customer why don't you sell this guy a decent helmet so our cycling community can keep the NFH trail.

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    what a f&?!* D bag :

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    He's better then the people booby trapping the trails on the other side!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate
    Why can't people like him stick to the paved bike path?

    He reminds me of the people who move to NM because it's so unique, then before long they start trying to change it into where ever it is they came from..

    Then the whole place becomes a sanitized cartoon of NM, much like Santa Fe.
    truth... We have a crap load of these types from Texas up in Cloudcroft. About a month ago one of them tried to tell me I couldn't legally ride my bike on Osha trail (short loop thats a part of the High Altitude Classic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeshwa24
    truth... We have a crap load of these types from Texas up in Cloudcroft. About a month ago one of them tried to tell me I couldn't legally ride my bike on Osha trail (short loop thats a part of the High Altitude Classic)
    Got to get unsanitary.

    For every one of your rocks he sends to the hospital, you send one of his smooth spots to the morgue.

    We have a trail sanitizer down here. I'm ready to get some quickcrete and glue the rocks back into place where they belong.
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    Take this job and shove it

    Quote Originally Posted by pjlama
    He's a long time customer of mine.
    Are you hiring? I'm looking for a temporary part-time on-call job so I can, um, learn and do stuff and maybe make some money and meet some nice older people who don't like rocks.

    Then you can fire my ass since I'm a lazy shiftless Bandolero who talks bad about your customers.
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    If you bring homebrew and don't expect a paycheck you're hired!

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    did this non-helmet wearer ever get schooled on proper trail maintenance?
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    Great PR you guys!

    I nominate you guys as ambassadors to the "Share the Trails" committee the next time the hkers and differently-abled folks try to close the trails to MTBers.

    BTW, sounds like you don't need trails at all. Just go out and ride the rocks so the rest of of wimps can ride the smooth stuff.

    "Be excellent to one another, and, party on dudes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat_wombat
    I nominate you guys as ambassadors to the "Share the Trails" committee the next time the hkers and differently-abled folks try to close the trails to MTBers.

    BTW, sounds like you don't need trails at all. Just go out and ride the rocks so the rest of of wimps can ride the smooth stuff.

    "Be excellent to one another, and, party on dudes."
    The 'differently-abled' have far more roads/paths/trails to ride than the 'technically-abled'..

    Of course a lot of 'differently-abled' riders, like me, want to take the time and sacrifice of skin to become one of the few 'technically-abled'..

    Dumbing down doesnt help anyone get better.
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    Trapped in the Closet

    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate
    The 'differently-abled' have far more roads/paths/trails to ride than the 'technically-abled'..

    Of course a lot of 'differently-abled' riders, like me, want to take the time and sacrifice of skin to become one of the few 'technically-abled'..

    Dumbing down doesnt help anyone get better.
    Let's not use euphemisms to get around the words that we all know and use for people like this.

    Dirt Roadies

    They already have the technical skills for dirt roadie trails and only need to improve their lap times.

    They're lovin it on their rigid SS 26'ers. For once I'll give the 29'ers a pass as they "normally" can roll over those pebbles.

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    That may be the best picture I have seen around here.

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    Hi Cat! I agree with your post that maybe some of our replies aren't going to win us any points with the Chamber of Commerce but the fact of the matter here is that this fine man is doing illegal trail maintenance.
    I've been riding said area long before they built all those pretty trailheads full of Subaruís and the erosion and degradation of the trails from just 5 years ago is amazing (especially 365). This gentleman is not helping by pulling out rocks and creating actual divots in the trail. He really needed to be steered to FOOMTB.com if he feels the need to assist with trail maintenance.
    With that being said, I personally would never be caught riding in that outfit. Dude, at least put some color in those socks and buy a lid.

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