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  1. #11
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    WOW! As they say Ginger "don't go away mad, just go away"!

    JB

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    All I can say is WOW! You know what I do when Scott is closed? Keep driving to Sunderbruch!!!

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    Dear Salsa rider, you should be embarassed by a comment like that, considering you are a board member. Read my original post... your people flamed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones View Post
    Dear Salsa rider, you should be embarassed by a comment like that, considering you are a board member. Read my original post... your people flamed me.
    Dear Ginger,

    It is a shame that your original post was so negative and belligerent toward FORC. There are better ways to express your opinions without pissing everyone off. These same people are the ones who would help pick you up off the trail and dust you off and get you on your way.

    Your Posts = Epic Fail

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    So, Ginger, you've been this great mountain biker all these years, what have you done to help promote the sport? We've been at this for the last twelve years, working to turn around the negative image that mountain bikers have been given. That we are not just a bunch of Mountaindew drinking punks that are going to go out and tear up the trails and have no respect for the land. And due to those efforts we now have several trails in this area, a couple great races a year and people coming from all over to ride are trails
    My advice to you would be, if you think you can do something better, than do it, don't sit there and complain about it. If you enjoy mountain biking as much as it sounds like you do and there is something that you think that we cound do better, don't just start casting stones at the ones that are tryng to help, give a hand, get invoved.

    FM
    In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones View Post
    Read my original post... your people flamed me.
    Good suggestion, let's do that:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jones View Post
    Because of FORC, SCP is now shut down when wet, when in the past, it was always open and up to our discretion to ride. You wanted it, you got it, now be responsible for accurately displaying the open or closed info.
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    This was always a pain in the @$$ at Sugarbottom after Ranger Rick handed over control of the trails to ICORR.
    Ginger, it's pretty clear you wanted to pick a fight with the club, and you successfully found one. It's unfortunate, but understandable, that this type of diatribe quickly escalates to personal attacks. Understandable, because so many people have struggled for many years to gain access to develop and promote mountain bike trails in this area, and attacks on those efforts are taken as personal attacks. Unfortunate, because rather than become another voice of support for the continued development of our sport, you have positioned yourself as longing for the return of poorly designed and maintained trails built without the support of public land managers.

    If you spent the time to take a quick look at our forum threads, you would find that we have not been thrilled at the trail opening delays at SCP this year either. And you also would find that we've been working with the Rangers there to improve the situation, as well as improve our communication of trail status. Positive reinforcement from trail users outside of our club is very helpful to bring about this change; negative campaigning is not.

    I think you've missed a critical point regarding Sugar Bottom. Yes, it's a bummer when the trails are closed due to conditions, and it's an inconvenience to call to find this status, but Sugar Bottom remains one of the best riding destinations in this area despite the large number of riders that use it precisely because they manage the trails. We expect the Quad Cities to soon be recognized as a first-class riding destination in this area because of our well designed, maintained, and managed mountain bike trails.

    My suggestion: cool off, think about it, come help make a difference.

    PM me anytime, or dropa dime: 781-1217.
    Rg.
    Haters gonna hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones View Post
    I brought my voice to this forum to bring attention to the ambiguity of your trail open/closed notice. I pointed out that this was never an issue before forc took over. I stand by my opinion that if you are taking responsibility for the trail, which creates the maintained environment which will have to endure trail closures... then you should do a much better job of communicating that the trails are open. Ask yourselves, did you ever call the ICORR hotline, or did you call the Corps of Engineers to see if Sugar Bottom was open?

    I didn't attack any of you personally, I was very blunt towards Forc. The comment from your trail steward was the only one representative of a club, the rest of you went on a personal attack against me. Calling me a "poacher"... WTF boys? We took care of the 5 miles of trail out there long before Forc got involved. Listen to yourselves, you are the ones bitching because I dare rattle the Forc nest. If it wasn't for "poachers" like me, that trail system would have disolved into the woods and disappeared.

    May I remind you all that the Cannon loop that follows the creek on the west side of the trail, below the pine trees was cut in by some boy scout troup leader as a renagade trail. How many of you know that? Is he a poacher, if so, shouldn't you rehab that loop as it was cut without the ranger's approval? Don't be so quick to throw stones at me boys. Again, you are benefitting from the labors of others.

    The comment about one mile of trail was taken out of context, I was saying that even on wet days, those of us that knew the original trail had short 1 mile loops that we could do laps on (15-20 miles) without damaging the trail. Well, that was until you rerouted the trails east of the pine trees.

    I applaud anyone that puts in the effort to create more singletrack out there. To the comment that singletrack has always been illegal out there... don't quote 40 year old rules that contradict everything the fleet of rangers and weekend rangers have told us for the past 20 years. They have always told us, we can ride anything on the equestrian side of the park, but crossing the road you enter the nature trail and that was expressly forbidden and signage was there as well. The rangers are good guys and we've had many a picnic with them after our rides. They grew fond of us while they had great disdain for the QCBC guys that would blow through the park roads at high speed.

    Insult me all you want, as you are obviously the voices of Forc.
    I guess some people get it, and some don't.

    Re-read your first post. The nature of that post, and each one since, has not been to simply bring our trail closure system to our attention.

    You however did:

    1) TELL me what I NEED to do with the sign on the frontpage.
    "Modify the home page so that the trail closing info is time stamped"
    .
    That isn't a suggestion, it's an order. I can and will consider suggestions, and never once in my response to you did I say it was a bad one. I did say, if you look around the forum and the trail page, it states many times to look on their website and to be 100% sure, call ScoCoPa's number.

    2)
    That way we know that you didnt' bother to update it for three days before we drive all the way out to SCP
    Really? How about you just call the number to be sure. Again, as state many times, we don't control the trail status.

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    Because of FORC, SCP is now shut down when wet, when in the past, it was always open and up to our discretion to ride.
    Now here's where we are starting to get really ridiculous. "Because of FORC". Yep...it's all our fault.

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    You wanted it, you got it, now be responsible for accurately displaying the open or closed info
    WE DON'T TRY TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCURATLY DISPLAYING THE STATUS. How hard is it to understand? It is a good starting point, but call ScoCoPa if you are unsure!

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    Its Thursday, its gorgeous out, I want to ride and nobody at SCP answers and your friggin sign says closed. Hasn't rained for days guys. Little help
    Our sign said closed, because they were....CLOSED. I'm sure they weren't answering because they were fielding calls from people like you complaining all day.

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    the rest of you went on a personal attack against me. Calling me a "poacher"
    Nobody went on a personal attack against you. You were called a poacher, because you WERE (are?) a poacher.

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    below the pine trees was cut in by some boy scout troup leader as a renagade trail
    Most people that have posted in this thread so far are very well aware who cut in that loop, and a few others. Admittedly, that person was a poacher as well and HE has seen the error of his ways.

    The bottom line here is that we are on the same side. You claim you didn't attack any of us, but you did. If you just came here and politely requested we put time stamps on the trail status, that would have been cool...I don't think it's a bad idea and wouldn't be that difficult to implement. You didn't...you came here and blamed us that ScoCoPa's rangers enforce the rules that have probably been in place longer than most of us have owned a mountain bike.

    By the way, they have updated their website, it appears the trails are open. I didn't call to confirm however. As soon as I confirm, I will update the website.
    Last edited by SweetSVT99; 07-31-2009 at 07:27 AM.

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