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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Live and Learn



Since the birth of this site, my camera has become a staple as I venture out on the daily adventure of life on two wheels. Lately my computer has been running slower than Rad Ross during base, so I transferred the 4000 pictures I took this season onto a separate hard drive... Talk about a year book!



The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. Don't be fooled by the thin layers of lycra.... Underneath it all we really are hardcore. Scared of a little sign, HA! Certain death.... Bring it....



Well it appears that sometimes those little signs can come back to bite you in the butt. Ranno and I have a court appearance for trespassing on private trails. We will be reporting live on Tuesday from the Boulder County Court House so stay tuned as Ranno learns how to put on a tie. I appoligize for not being part of the solution...

22 Comments:

Blogger jsager said...

oh yeah. that's the Nick I know. stick it to the man. oh wait, you're about to get stuck...

9:30 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

dont tell your cell mate you wear lycra!

watch out for your corn hole while your in...

6:29 AM  
Anonymous c double l said...

well there goes any claim that you just didn't see the sign...

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You better be more careful you take way too many risks!!!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's nothing cool about poaching trails that are on private property or off-limits to bikes. all that does is worsen the public perception of cyclists which leads to more trail closures. so please stop it.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks from the rest of us that follow the rules and suffer the consequences. I'm sure your sponsor would be proud.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

This picture was staged after the fact.... we are not proud of poaching the trail and nobody is perfect. The trail we got caught for was connecting one subdivision to the next and I had like 100 goat heads so was trying to simply get home... I appoligize for making the scene harder for everyone, live and learn....

1:48 PM  
Anonymous shut the f@$! up said...

who are these wankers? "Thanks from the rest of us..." Shut up. Trail closures are dumb, you should be able to ride whereever the hell you want. If everyone wasn't such a candyass, and actually spoke up about how much boulder open space sucks, maybe we'd have trails to ride. The only thing Martini did wrong was forgetting to punch the "ranger" in the nuts.

4:20 PM  
Blogger doperssuck said...

Hopefully you'll make the cross races this weekend and see all your NORBA buddies kickin some butt!
Rock on.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breakin the law in lycra=sexy.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Colin said...

Boulder sucks for mtbing...Jeffco rocks...c'mon down

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As any seasoned rider in Boulder knows, you pretty much have to poach to do any kind of long ride on good trails or to link legal trails up. Boulder Open Space sucks for bikers, I'm tired of the "hikers first, horses and their shit second, bikers a distant third" mentality. Hikers can hike anywhere, even on trails that are obviously bike trails, and they still get the right of way, of course. How about biking only trails in Boulder County? How about legalizing trails from Ned to Boulder?
I'm not sure how poaching actually leads to existing bike trails being closed. Think about it. You might argue that it leads to a bad perception of bikers, which limits future trails being opened to biking (this may or may not be true), but I don't see that happening anyway so I'll continue to roll the dice.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betasso is closed on Wed and Sat due to misperception of bikes without cold hard facts. It's a perception issue. Best to keep bikes in the good light and fight thru legit channels. By doing this, we've successfully lobbied to open existing trails and create new ones south of Boulder on both sides of Hwy 93. But y'all probably know that since you're probably all involved in mountain bike advocacy, not just saying fuck that, ride anywhere. :)

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Betasso is closed on Wed and Sat due to misperception of bikes without cold hard facts. It's a perception issue. Best to keep bikes in the good light and fight thru legit channels. By doing this, we've successfully lobbied to open existing trails and create new ones south of Boulder on both sides of Hwy 93. But y'all probably know that since you're probably all involved in mountain bike advocacy, not just saying fuck that, ride anywhere. :)

4:09 PM  
Anonymous GFY said...

All we need is a critical mass ride. Get 100 mountain bikers together and let's go shred some trails. What could anyone possibly do? It would make more of a statement than anything else has. For the rest of you, have fun riding in horse shit and getting off your bikes so some dumbass hippy can hike around looking for endangered species of native grass (as his/her dog takes a dump in the forest chases some endangered mouse). Seriously, have you ever seen a biker take a shit in the woods, maybe like once, horses and stupid hiker's dogs on the other hand not only shit in the woods, they shit right on the trails.
--GFY

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's my point, Betasso being closed to bikers Wed/Sat has nothing to do with poaching on other hiking-only trails.
I'm not just saying "fuck that, ride anywhere". I think some trails are meant to be hiking only and bikes should not be allowed. I'm saying, "fuck that, I'm going to poach where I don't think I'll get caught and where I think biking should be allowed". Maybe if enough poaching occurs on a particular trail, people will get the message that perhaps biking should be allowed.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. lets race some cyclo-cross!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

Look, one aspect to consider is why trail in Boulder County are closed in the first place. Obviously, it's not because a few people break the trail usage rules, because at one point mtn bikes were allowed on all trails. Trails got and get closed because of conflict between bikers and hikers. So riding that 2 minute connnector thru some feild will not influence the rule makers to close more trails in B. Co. All of the issues of trail closure, illegal trail building, and trespassing would not be an issue if mtn bikers here had a satisfactory system of legal trails to ride. This current set up is blatent discrimination. Boulder Open Space is trying to stamp out real mtn biking. And yes we do need legit channels to facilitate change. But come on, a couple of cow trails out at Marshall Mesa??? Compare that to what hikers get. Totally unbalanced. Majority rules, with minority rights. Any real mountain bikers can only feel outrage at BOS for trying for trying to eliminate us!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Larry said...

How can someone tell me what to do on "Open Space". Mountain Biking is not a crime. Fuck Boulder's class of conservetive-liberals. They hide behind a guise of being "progressive" and "inclusive", but if you are even slightly different than everyone else--watch out!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Trevatory said...

Western Slope rules.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Rocco said...

Boulder city is run by trail runners and hikers.

But bikers are getting some things done. that said, there is a trail crew heading out THIS wknd to work on the Heil to Hall Ranch connector "trail".

7:40 PM  
Blogger Chigger said...

thats why i live on the wester slope

1:19 PM  

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