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  1. Did you have to get your primary doctor to refer you or do you just set it up? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I think that you'll find that almost every mountain biker is fine with trail runners. We pretty much view everyone through the same lens with the following factors impacting our opinion: Does that trail user respect the trail? Don't modify it to suit your sport or skill level Help maintain it (join workdays, support the builders, etc.) Don't litter and clean up after yourself (trail markings, etc) Does that trail user respect the other people on the trail? Don't play music on both earbuds where you can't hear someone behind you Don't pass people dangerously Does that trail user respect the land owner? Don't do anything to jeopardize the relationship between the trail user community and the land owner. I think that pretty much sums it up. I'd love it if a big group of trail runners came out to a workday (when those happen again) and contributed to maintaining trails. You see it on occasion and it's greatly appreciated!
  3. I don't get this argument at all. So you want to limit the population of riders on the trail to: People that know about them Riders that are skilled enough to get there under their own power and ride down them safely Riders that are wealthy enough to afford an e-bike .....and you want to do this so you don't see any other riders on the trails?? Should there be an entrance exam that you have to pass before getting to ride City Park? I'm not trying to be an ass but I really don't understand. We could have made the same argument about suspension, gears, tubeless tires, dropper posts, etc. "As more people put dropper posts on their bikes, more people will start riding all the fun trails." Anyway, it's neither here nor there. e-bikes are here and they are not going away. We can learn how to work them into the biking community so those riders become part of the community (trail work, advocacy, etiquette, etc.) or we can treat them like they don't belong.
  4. As is all too common lately, this topic is one that divides people that have far more in common than different. Personally, I think it's stupid to imagine that not putting trails on an app like Trailsforks or MTB project is going to prevent them from being discovered. If you want to find out if a trail is there, it's really as easy as driving there and walking around. Anyone that wanted to shut down all those bandit trails that might or might not be out there has the ability to discover them RIGHT NOW so that argument doesn't hold water with me. The idea that putting trails on maps and e-bikes will bring more traffic to the trails is also one I struggle with. We ride those trails....Are WE 'traffic'? This "us" vs. "them" doesn't fly. We all all cyclists looking for a place to enjoy our passion. Why shouldn't 'they' get to ride those trails? @crazyt - I really hope that you don't ever have to repost this. We seem to be able to get trails closed just fine without e-bikes or Trailforks. Maybe we should also look at reposting it when a new trail opens up somewhere because the cycling community is growing?
  5. I have a sweet scar over my eye from Emma. She hits hard but I always leave smiling.
  6. That's just them being dicks not e-dicks. Tristan Uhl could have done the same thing with straight human power but I'm sure he would have waited :).
  7. Was it discourteous because they passed you quickly or because they passed you using electrical assistance and didn't have to work as hard? I'm sure many of the strong riders on this forum (you included TAF) can and have passed riders climbing something. At what speed does it become courteous and not off-putting? I get passed all the time and I'm usually impressed by the skill of the rider doing the passing. If they're riding an e-bike, I'm less impressed but that doesn't impact my experience or theirs.
  8. This pretty much sums up exactly where I'm at. I used to dislike e-bikes out of the fear that they would negatively impact trail access. However, I've since seen them in many places and I can sum it up by saying "...a motor does not the douche bag make." You're just as likely to find some asshat on a single speed hardtail as you are on an e-bike. If it gets people out advocating for more trail without degrading the experience of those already using that trail, I'm for it. E-bikes don't degrade my experience. Neither to one-wheels or hikers or dogs. Horses, might be another matter.
  9. Haven't been to BLORA in probably 5 years either. However, I hear great things about Dana Peak and Stillhouse Hollow lake. Cameron park isn't too far from you either and it's a good time (see other thread).
  10. Walnut dirt is absolutely hero level right now. Even Windy loop was good. Get some!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I think Cameron park is great but don’t recommend trying it in the summer months. You’re down in a valley and it’s crazy hot. The zoo smell sometimes creeps in which makes the air you can breathe smell like buzzard crap. However, riding around in the bamboo forests and crazy g-outs is worth a drive out there in the non-surface-of-the-sun months. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. You can avoid that road now and take some single track up on that ridge. Not sure it’s sanctioned but it’s cool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’ve found that wind direction and speed are the single biggest factor in my lap times at Lake Georgetown. This is all due to that double track after Tejas and the dam. A good tailwind will shave serious time off the double track. Oh yeah, Happy New Year’s! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. As seen in Eufala, OK last week. Is it weird that I want one of these. Porthole window and all!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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