It also reads as a reflexive anti-Trump position.Yes it seems not fact based but pure propaganda. The question is who advocates for the ebike community?
It did mention noise — the whirring as the poor pedestrian has to take a dive ...Speed is always mentioned in these articles. If acoustic bikes aren't going fast, I doubt an ebike will. At least noise wasn't mentioned. These folks writing about ebikes really need to do more research.
On the research side, I get depressed when I realize most people are too lazy and go strictly on emotions and feelings. We are doomed.
Noise was the first thing that jumped out at me when reading the article.It did mention noise — the whirring as the poor pedestrian has to take a dive ...
This is dated 8-21 and NPS made their decision in favor of ebikes after this date. I imagine this letter was submitted for the “against” position.Noise was the first thing that jumped out at me when reading the article.
Two of my bikes have Brose motors and are nearly silent. One has a Yamaha motor and makes a bit of noise.
You can read on a bit farther and see the letter that was sent. Large number of signers were involved with horses. No one group causes more damage to trails than horses.
I love horses. I own a horse. I would never take my horse on a rail trail. A lot of horses are petrified of anything with moving wheels.This is dated 8-21 and NPS made their decision in favor of ebikes after this date. I imagine this letter was submitted for the “against” position.
I don’t know of anyone outside of horse owners who are in favor of them and their giant poop piles on trails. Horses can be quite skittish around non-e bikes, so imagine the reaction to larger “whirring” bikes — probably why so many supported this position.
It was bigger than the NPS. It was the Department of the Interior which administers the NPS, BLM, and other agencies. However the order does not include any of the National Forests as they are administered by the Department of Agriculture. I expect the DoA will follow the DoI’s lead.This is dated 8-21 and NPS made their decision...
My donkey complains loudly, snorts and trots off when I come riding down the drive...acoustic or ebike...equal opportunity haterI love horses. I own a horse. I would never take my horse on a rail trail. A lot of horses are petrified of anything with moving wheels.
An out of control horse can do a lot more damage to someone than any e-bike could ever come close to doing.
Most of the horseback riders I have met on local trails are very pleasant. When I see horses coming my way I pull off the trail and give them lots of space to go around me.
Everyone just needs to me more tolerant of other groups who just want to share the great outdoors!
Personally I'd just as not see downhill bikes on any trail other than those specificallyAnd hence my comment/question to Court on advocacy, "Ask Court Anything".
There must be SOMETHING we can do.
Marin county? That's the bay area, right? They don't want eMTB's riding the Sierra trails.