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Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by ForeRunner, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Jun 13, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    ForeRunner

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    A news story from up here that paints wheelers in a good light, responsible wheelers are fed up with the irresponsible lack of regard for the environment "mudders".

    I like how one "mudder" is spending 22 months in prison

    Here is the story

    Please when wheeling use your head and think about what you are doing and how it will affect not only the environment but the image of wheelers and our ability to keep a good relationship with the DNR and keep our trails open.

    Please take 30 minutes of your time and complete the Tread Lightly online Awareness course.

    If anyone has any questions about Tread Lightly feel free to PM me.

    Respectfully
    Banshee, TW Mod, Tread Lightly Tread Trainer, Wheeler.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    I agree, tread lightly.

    Few weeks ago some kid in my area got caught trying to going "mudding" on the side of the road near my house. I'll never forget it. The cops caught them and the truck was still in the ditch when I drove passed. Their was 3 or 4 cops on the side of the road and the kids where standing their with big "oh shit" looks on their faces.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    Nice article and it's absolutely true!!

    The responsible offroad community has gotta protect itself from land closures and irresponsibility. Not only does that include ON the trails but OFF the trails also.

    We/Us (responsible hobbyists) have gotta represent ourselves on the forums also. These are public forums - and although we tend to believe only the small community of people here see the threads - there's probably a lot more lurkers than you think. Discussing (even jokingly) about irresponsibile acts can help promote irresponsibility and can give the forum (and its lurkers) the appearance that the forum itself promotes the activity.

    And we all know...this forum ... does not promote irresponsible automotive hobbying.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2008 at 8:07 AM
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    Good article and great organization. Thanks Banshee--I took the course and even passed! :)
     
  5. Sep 4, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    Nice article. I juts finished the course, thanks.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    Thanks for posting the story and link. :cool:

    Good to hear people are getting involved. I've never seen anyone doing something like that, but have seen the tire tracks. The bad part about 'tracks' is, other's who don't know will see the tracks and think it's OK. :eek:

    I'm going to share that with others.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    One thing I've seen a lot of and I think is great, when you see a truck full of mud, but the license plate is cleaned off. It shows a lot more than just your tag.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    glad i live out in the sticks.....
     
  9. Oct 23, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    Great article. Thanks!
     
  10. Oct 23, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Good article and thanks for the info. I plan on taking the course over lunch today.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    good article, I'd like to add, farmers fields and grass waterways are NOT appropriate mudding sites and can cause thousands in damage. If your caught, expect charges.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    I would have no problems with them impounding vehicles. Then maybe a referal to UFWDA, Tread Lightly and/or a local 4x4 club. Not to mention some community service.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    good article...
     
  14. Dec 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Chiken...with your blessing, I'd like to copy this over on a couple Jeep boards.

    Great post
     
  15. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Dings, Dents, Scratches and the occaisional fresh coat of MUD!
    I agree it's situations like the one in your article that are closing the roads and trails on the "good guys". Here in Nothern Ca. the trails and even logging access roads are being blocked and gated all over! Hell, as a kid I use to go all over with my GrandPa in the mountains, now you can hardly find a turn out without a gate on it. Basically its says that we are unable to manage ourselves so Big Brother needs to do it. Personaly I think its played up to the envoronmentalists advantage, but there definately is an underlying problem there. So keep those cell phones ready! The reception may be out in the woods, but the camera works just fine.... :spy:
     
  16. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    wow 22 months. i cant imagine how long id of served for some of the shit ive done... yikes. Eitherway ive learned to keep it in legal areas. Just gotta be smart and have some self control, Commen sense
     
  17. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Thank you for posting this up. I'm relatively new to off-roading, so I didn't know it was such a problem. But now I do, get the word out there!
     
  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    I feel your pain. I'm a Tread lightly Tread Trainer.

    I'm active with NWToys.com and we have ZERO tolerance for actions that violate the Tread Lightly ethic.

    A very popular area up here has been closed down for a while, largley in part to the mindless actions of those that choose not to wheel responsibly.
     
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