Some News from The “Mountain-Biker-in-Chief”
First off, let me say I tend to avoid politics. But lately, like for the last 8 years, it’s been hard to completely ignore things. Just about the only thing I approve of President Bush doing is mountain biking. See, we can always find common ground if we try hard enough.
That said, and without getting off on a tangent (which I am good for), let’s just read this article from the Associated Press reporting a move made by the Bush Administration to open National Parks to mountain bikers. Is this a good thing? I mountain bike, so I’m pro mountain biking. I’m also habitat conscious, and try to be envirnomentally aware. I’m a hiker and I support low impact trail use…for bikes or foot traffic.
This issue has heard a lot of debate before. Hikers accuse mountain bikers of trashing the trails. Mountain bikers say they do no more damage than foot traffic. What do you think? Feel free to weigh in, I’m really curious to hear the response….