“It’s such an exhilarating rush when you fly down hills at top speed,” he said. (“New Sports Team Takes to the Trails,” Jan. 30 edition).
Just what our parks and wildlife need: high-speed habitat shredding machines! Where is our educational system going wrong, that kids and even some of their teachers think that this is okay?
Mountain biking is the only sport that is actually illegal! Most parks have a speed limit, so racing a mountain bike is against the law. Only places with low environmental standards allow it. What kind of citizens are we producing, when we teach them that the rough treatment of our parks and other wildlife habitat is acceptable?
Mike Vandeman, Ph.D.
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