Originally Posted by 2011TacomaSR5
I've never understood why dirt bikers hate on quads so much. I used to be on the same bandwagon as you, always hating on quads until I rode one. They are just more fun in my opinion, plus they don't have to be put away when the snow flies, I can ride all year on my quad. My dirt bike was put away for 8 months out of the year which sucked, not a problem now.
because where i'm from.. it brings all the idiots out to the yard.
I've seen idiots riding around with no helmets on... smashed into his friend and cracked his head open. daughter and family all crying while waiting for EMT to arrive. I mean i felt bad, but what else did he think was going to happen. We all just looked at each other... and i kid you not.. said "what an idiot" almost at the same time.
Another quadtard in the staging area... Guy was apparently doing donuts in the staging area and smashed into my truck. Got back just as they were trying to load up and bail. A fellow dirt biker ran over and told me about it just as i rolled in.
A bunch of quads going the wrong way on a one way trail. Exit has a HUGE HUGE freakin red stop sign that says do not enter... one way trail and about 4 other big signs on the trail. WTF?
Friends i used know that have quads end up playing tug of war, or facing each other bumper to bumper trying to push one further away to win... usually ends up with a snapped chain with me sitting there telling myself "wtf are these guys doing" then having to just ride by myself.
Another time a guy on a quad was coming down a trail as a bunch of us dirt bikers were going up. See's us right after the corner, friend ghost rides the bike (as he should), guy on quad slams front brakes and flips the bike. WTF???
I'm sure there are a few responsible quad riders, but where i'm from most of them all goons that ruin the single track and do a bunch of donuts in the staging area.
Neighbor bought a quad and thought it was the coolest thing. He learned real quick (3 months) and ended up getting a dirt bike. told me no matter what he does, he doesnt respect the quad and it ends up getting him in sketchy situations.
A lot of quad riders never end up respecting the thing. A lot of my friends go to pismo and rent quads and they goon the heck out of them. One of my friends was hauling ass up front and went over a huge dune. Probably 2 stories high. cleared the step down and went straight to the bottom. I saw his ass in the air as the quad bucked him on the lip. He was smart enough to throw himself away from the quad and use the decline of the dune to use as a landing.
I feel that those who have ridden dirtbikes a lot before and switched to quads will respect the machine and the trails. those that start off and stay on quads... god help us all.