Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) webpages have plenty of photos, videos too, of their endeavours to turn our rough hewn trails of the 1920s to fill their needs to speed. More power to them, creates this:
|Free 'Lunch' trails for Hikers < > 'Eight course meals' for Mountain Biker appetites|
What is not readily known to the general public, nor publicized by mountain bikers, is the proliferation of pits (4' diameter X 4' Deep) dug into the mountains within six feet of either side of the trails to get to their building resources.
And then leave these pits as is because there's nothing to put in them:
|Note from NSMiBsHA to NSMBA: Is there a 'Pit' Maintenance Cover Charge paid to DNV?|
Kraal has been charged with setting or placing a trap with intent to injure, mischief by obstructing use of property, and mischief endangering life. - North Shore News
Don't Hear of the dangers they've created by digging pits for dirt and boulders.
Don't See the need to post warning signs of their completed pits.
Don't Speak to others of the damage to the environment and public property.
More importantly they are not into documenting with game cameras of:
setting or placing a trap with intent to injure, mischief by obstructing use of property, and mischief endangering life
Advice to mountain bikers:
Here at the District's Environmental Department we do our best to protect the integrity of the beautiful natural environment of the North Shore, while working to ensure any development is as sustainable as possible. However, we cannot work alone. Everyone can do their part to protect our natural resources. Simply by being mindful of the effects of our actions on the environment we can begin to restore the environment’s natural beauty.Enforcing environmental bylaws alone is not enough to protect the environment. The Earth’s natural resources need to be preserved, and everyone can do their part. In this section you will find information and links to resources on how you can do your part. You can make many simple changes in your own home and day-to-day activities that will contribute to a more sustainable environment.Nature is not our property, it is our community. The Environment Department hopes to continually educate people about trees, soil, and water, as well as sustainable living and sustainable building. We hope to promote responsibility and coexistance with nature around us. DNV
Dirt doesn't grow on trees, or bridges, but .... it does for NSMB
|Roach Hit Bridge Rebuild|
Where is all this dirt coming from?
|Chain Saw Massacre|
One part Rock; Two part Dirt
|Home Depot Bucket Brigade|
|Need a tree, Cut a Live Tree|
How many Pits have been dug on Fromme, Seymour and Cypress to fuel the NSMB cravings?
|NSMB Director of Trails|
DIGGER: If I hadn’t started building trails I’d probably be an alcoholic, boozing all the time or be fat. I think it is fantastic sport. It gets people out in the environment.
MTB Cypress and its’ advocacy message is clear: “Share”, “Protect”, and “Stewardship”. (like the above photos not provided just like NSMB)
On behalf of the current MTB Cypress supporters, riders from around the world, trail builders, shops, and beer makers … we are here to Share, Protect, and provide Stewardship for the Advanced Trails for Future Athletes on Cypress.
War in the Woods is not between Hikers and Mountain Bikers
War in the Woods is between Mountain Bikers and the Environment