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    Mt. St. Helens Trails will close to bikes

    It's looking like this is a huge possibility. We need someone close by to represent mt. bikers at this meeting. Help spread the word please.

    Mt. St. Helens Trails threatened..act now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skookum
    It's looking like this is a huge possibility. We need someone close by to represent mt. bikers at this meeting. Help spread the word please.

    Mt. St. Helens Trails threatened..act now

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    Thanks... Skookum... I followed the links and made my reply to Justin and sent an email to Maria Cantwell... as well as passed on the info to other friends of open MTB trail systems.

    Cheers... Dave
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    Argh. I sent a few letters as well, hopefully our voices wont fall on deaf ears. I like St. Helens just the way it is now, no people! Last summer when the road washed out to ape canyon was fantastic, I loved warming up on the road seeing not a soul, no RVs no dipsh*ts trying to run you over...I did see one redneck on a quad with his young daughter sitting on the handle bars cruzing down the closed off road, f*cking priceless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon
    Thanks... Skookum... I followed the links and made my reply to Justin and sent an email to Maria Cantwell... as well as passed on the info to other friends of open MTB trail systems.

    Cheers... Dave
    Thanks to you for steppin up. Even though these trails are in Washington, i've always thought them to be the backyard turf of Portland area riders.

    Letters go quite a way. i've ridden Ape/Plains only twice in about 8 years, but i want to be able to continue riding there til i'm an old fart. Wilderness has gobbled up the ability to ride trails on all other volcanoes in Washington State. A panoramic picture i took of my last ride there is hanging in my living room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skookum
    Even though these trails are in Washington, i've always thought them to be the backyard turf of Portland area riders.
    You're right about that. I've been riding it 3-4 times a year including the bushwack adventure that is Smith Creek for the past 7 years.

    Letters have been sent to Cantwell as well as our local Oregon Congressfolk. This is one wild icon I believe is worth preserving for two-wheeled non-motorized access: status quo ante.

    And since we are talking about a National Park, let's get the word out. Has this been X-posted to Passion? (I wouldn't know, don't spend a lot of time lurking over there.)

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    it figures....

    Sledders can ride up to the crater rim and fall in if they are careless enough but, as usual, the mountain bikers get kicked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telebiker
    it figures....

    Sledders can ride up to the crater rim and fall in if they are careless enough but, as usual, the mountain bikers get kicked out.
    Hmm.. I heard a different account on the radio yesterady than what is up on the news sites today... The radio story said they had parked the sleds and walked up to the rim but the news articles say they rode up to the rim.
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    I think it was both. They rode up and then walked to the edge of a cornice so that they could peer into the crater. The cornice broke and buddy went down into the hole.

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    Sheesh!

    We are slowly losing trails to logging, radical environmental lefties, and development here in the NW. Damn!

    Cantwell sucks so bad! What an embarrasment to the State of Washington.

    Jaybo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    We are slowly losing trails to logging, radical environmental lefties, and development here in the NW. Damn!

    Cantwell sucks so bad! What an embarrasment to the State of Washington.

    Jaybo
    Another gem from Jaybo

    What do you think the radical environmental lefties are trying to stop?

    Are you really this dumb, or just an uncontrollable troll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    Another gem from Jaybo

    What do you think the radical environmental lefties are trying to stop?

    Are you really this dumb, or just an uncontrollable troll?
    Oh, yeah? Well, listen up, you radical, environmental, Kitty Piercy-loving, transsexual bathroom advocating, left wing freak:

    Change your d@mn signature, would ya? When a dog howls at the moon, I call it a dog howling at the freakin' moon (or an annoyance, if it's in your neighborhood), and when he barks at strangers, he's barking at freakin' strangers! Ed Abbey was obviously some melodramatic blowhard; don't perpetuate it.

    Rant over. Flame now, poach Ape Canyon later.

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    Save St.Helens for none motorized including MTBs

    Bikes should be allowed any where horses are allowed, including National Parks and Wilderness Areas. The radical environmentalist would be well served to include MTBers as we share a common goal i.e; none motorized trails. If they would included us they might find a valuable asset in the MTBing community. I can't think of one good reason to keep MTBs out of these areas, personally I'm a lot more likely to support preservation if I get the chance to see what I'm being ask to preserve. More people enjoying National Parks and W.A. equals more people supporting the establishment of these areas.

    I support making St.Helens a National Park but only if there is continued MTB access, otherwise furgetaboutit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    We are slowly losing trails to logging, radical environmental lefties, and development here in the NW. Damn!

    Cantwell sucks so bad! What an embarrasment to the State of Washington.

    Jaybo

    Is that how you phrased your letter to the honorable Senator from Washington?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Is that how you phrased your letter to the honorable Senator from Washington?
    Every letter I've sent to Cantwell and Murray so far on Wilderness has gotten a form letter response, long after being sent. And I live in WA state. I'm guessing letters from OR will go straight to the round file. They both listen to the Wilderness crowd and ignore the rest of us.

    Jaybo's comment might be the first of his I've ever agreed with.

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    As usual you told me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    Another gem from Jaybo

    What do you think the radical environmental lefties are trying to stop?

    Are you really this dumb, or just an uncontrollable troll?
    Another closed minded DOD member. Join up boys and girls, but you had better align yourself with this guy's belief system...

    Jaybo
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    Honorable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Is that how you phrased your letter to the honorable Senator from Washington?
    You are right!

    Jaybo
    Last edited by Jaybo; 04-19-2008 at 09:35 AM.

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