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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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    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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    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.