The time has come to let all the little
Tilley-hat-wearing granolas give their heads a shake. Mountain
bikes are the best form of transportation ever invented and have
less impact on the environment than hiking boots (HCN, 3/3/03: Let
bikers in, and we'll stand behind wilderness). They also have less
impact than horses and hunters who go to slaughter defenseless
animals in these wilderness areas. Hell, if you want to ban
mountain bikes, let’s make all the hikers go barefoot without
the aid of their mechanical aids, manufactured shoes! It would also
be nice to see one hiker doing trail maintenance in a lifetime, as
most are sanctimonious luddites who probably can’t figure out
how to shift gears or use brakes.
Wilderness: the land of
no use, until George W. gets his mitts on it.