View Poll Results: Who would you rather meet on the trail?

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  • Horse Folks

    3 15.79%
  • ATV riders

    15 78.95%
  • 4x4's

    11 57.89%
  • Side x Sides

    12 63.16%
  • Hikers

    9 47.37%
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Thread: Sharing Trails

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    Default Sharing Trails

    Everyone has there own opinion about who they would rather share trails with but I'm trying to gather some legit info here so keep the BS out. This info will be going directly to the DEEP and it will help design public areas to ride to state property (yes this is happening). My little organization has grown to include 11 board members including the president of NETRA, Tony Gasper and founder of the North East Dual Sport Riders (NDR).

    Forgive me since I have not posted here in a very long time and I've never created a poll so here it goes..

    Pick which group of trail users you could stand sharing public access trails with. Keep in mind, you won't get everything you could ever want in a trail system but, we're talking expanding existing two wheel, single track trails as much as over 100 miles along with 4x4, ATV and side by sides. This added to the Thomston Dam and Pachaug. COREC is now incorporated and filing for 501C4 nonprofit status and is recognized by the DEEP as it's motorized partner. If you want to see more of what we're doing go to www.facebook.com/groups/ctohvaccess and join us.
    Last edited by soulfire; 05-11-2017 at 11:51 AM.

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    FYI, Poll is set up so you can vote for multiples, so pick all that you are ok with. This will get a better "Big Picture" data set.

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    Screw the horses, they are spooked by everything, the are 1ton of shitty meat. and that wont end well for you trying to plead your case if horse people get involved.
    I get enough people rolling their eyes when I stop at my wife's horse shows with a motorcycle.

    if the trails were for motorized things then that's fine, but I think its a bad mix to add people hiking on the same trails as orv's.
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    Where's the none of the above option haha? Single track ftw.
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    there should be a "Mountain bikes" option too. As long as trail direction is clearly marked and followed, the MTB should have plenty of time to be able to clear off the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITGbuDeev View Post
    there should be a "Mountain bikes" option too. As long as trail direction is clearly marked and followed, the MTB should have plenty of time to be able to clear off the trail.
    Fuck that.

    Dirt bikes ruin mountain bike trails.

    There I said it. And it's true. There is zero denying it. With the reservoir behind my new house you all keep asking if I'm buying a dirt bike. The answer is no. Never. Dirt bikes are how I end up looking at a fence behind/along my house.

    I voted hikers as there is no mtb option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drinkingmymilk View Post
    Fuck that.

    Dirt bikes ruin mountain bike trails.

    There I said it. And it's true. There is zero denying it. With the reservoir behind my new house you all keep asking if I'm buying a dirt bike. The answer is no. Never. Dirt bikes are how I end up looking at a fence behind/along my house.

    I voted hikers as there is no mtb option.
    so as a hiker I say that MTN bikes ruin hiking trails! there I said it beyond that bicycle riders nearly ALWAYS speed THROUGH and past me scaring my children while im walking no slowing down EVER... its totally unsafe to share a trail with a bicyclist because they dont share the trail! its VERY UNSAFE!

    As an off road motorcycle rider I also feel its totally unsafe to ride on trails with ATV's and side by side.. they pack the trails into highways making surfaces to hard packed and take up the majority of the trail add to that the speeds and you have a recipe for danger its UNSAFE.

    As a horse rider the noise of ANY motor vehicle puts my horse on edge and many cyclists dont even slow down when near and it spooks my horse I was even thrown off once. its UNSAFE

    as an ATV UTV enthusiast I cant ever share the trails with anyone else bicyclists come out of nowhere making paths everywhere. Horses take up so much of the trail I cant possibly get by them and they refuse to turn around to give me room Motorcycles travel so fast they almost hit me when we come together. its totally UNSAFE

    now who have a left out.. everyone happy with the silo they have been placed in? now that we have acknowledged that EVERY other group that might enjoy the trails is a bunch of assholes we can get back on track to losing access to everything unless walking.
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    The only group I wouldn't want to come across on a trail is horse riders. And ONLY because I'm constantly nervous that no matter how slowly or quietly I approach I'm worried the horse will get spooked. I don't really care if they use the trails or not, I just don't want to meet up with them because I don't want to be responsible for a skittish horse flipping out and the rider getting hurt.

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    The only group that should be banned from the woods is the green cops, along with anyone else who thinks they should have exclusive access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatahoulaBuldog View Post
    so as a hiker I say that MTN bikes ruin hiking trails! there I said it beyond that bicycle riders nearly ALWAYS speed THROUGH and past me scaring my children while im walking no slowing down EVER... its totally unsafe to share a trail with a bicyclist because they dont share the trail! its VERY UNSAFE!

    As an off road motorcycle rider I also feel its totally unsafe to ride on trails with ATV's and side by side.. they pack the trails into highways making surfaces to hard packed and take up the majority of the trail add to that the speeds and you have a recipe for danger its UNSAFE.

    As a horse rider the noise of ANY motor vehicle puts my horse on edge and many cyclists dont even slow down when near and it spooks my horse I was even thrown off once. its UNSAFE

    as an ATV UTV enthusiast I cant ever share the trails with anyone else bicyclists come out of nowhere making paths everywhere. Horses take up so much of the trail I cant possibly get by them and they refuse to turn around to give me room Motorcycles travel so fast they almost hit me when we come together. its totally UNSAFE

    now who have a left out.. everyone happy with the silo they have been placed in? now that we have acknowledged that EVERY other group that might enjoy the trails is a bunch of assholes we can get back on track to losing access to everything unless walking.
    I don't disagree with any of this.

    I love MTB trails and I love hiking trails. They're both very different. I don't take my wife hiking at Rockland or Case. I don't take my bicycles to the Mattabesett Trail. Trails each have their purpose. Multiuse is never ideal.

    The question was who would you rather meet on a trail. The answer is, who ever is doing exactly what I'm doing on that trail which is the intended purpose of that trail.

    Many MTB trails weave in an S pattern all the time giving you maximum riding distance. Many hiking trails are as straight as possible giving you the fastest route. Many off road motorized trails are big on tough features to challenge you. This is not a bad thing to keep separated. Again, Multiuse sucks. They also have a name for them already. I believe they are called roads.
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    Matt 9/19/10

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