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Trail sabotage and assaults on users

Discussion in 'Trail Building & Advocacy' started by johnbryanpeters, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. johnbryanpeters

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    Over the past year or two, there seems to have been an increase in reported trail sabotage, directed not only at mountain bikers, but also other users.

    Now, one of my Quebecois friends reports, with a photographic record, that someone shot a broadhead at him while riding at night in Shawbridge, QC. WTF, folks!
     
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    vinny4130 Monkey

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    That's sucks.... the desire is to retaliate but it won't help the situation at all. Is there a gofundme hit squad site?
     
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  3. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    It's always disheartening to hear about trail sabotage, especially in cases where it would involve serious bodily harm. I just don't get what motivates people to set up booby traps, or, in this case, engage in attempted murder. :rant:
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    Dicks, all of them.

    Shooting at someone seems crazy, as in its not a passive attack like leaving glass or something on the trail.

    Part of the problem is that often the perpetrator will never be found. Even when they are, do they even get a punishment? When I got clotheslined by the rope last summer, the police department literally said there is nothing they can do and hung up; didn't bother taking my name or any information. Only after a local news joint and Facebook page post (by someone else) was created did they call back and apologize for not taking the concern seriously.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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  7. johnbryanpeters

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    @Bunnista and I were riding yesterday and came upon two small trees tied in an arch across a descending trail. Not quite a garrote, but... I cut the rope out. Also spent some time re-erecting barricades against four wheelers.
     
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  8. Jozz

    Jozz Joe Dalton

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    I live two minutes from Shawbridge and no mention of that in our community web-fb pages... Who is your friend if I may ask?
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Shawbridge? Maybe it was a trigger happy youth detention center guard...
     
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    Loosing your erection can be embarrassing. I'm glad your comfortable talking about it.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    I always loose my erection. Often on unsuspecting subjects.