Join Date: May 2014
Location: Gabriola Island BC
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Young kids going up and down a paved road in a rural area. No helmet, no operators licence, no insurance, no bike registration. Going back and forth as fast and as noisy as possible.
A problem for other folks on the road, but also scaring the crap out of the farm animals. A sheep runs into the fence and snaps its neck. You the farmer have to finish the job. The cows run right through a fence and you have to search for them for days. One of the horses bangs his head on the wall and gets a sinus infection. The farmer pays the bill.
So I walk out to the street and stop the kids and calmly tell them. The farm boss is going to start shooting at you, if you go down this road one more time.
Out on the trails there are hikers ( trampers for Steve ) bird watchers, horse riders and others. Your Honda Elsinore with expansion chamber, is going to scare the hell out of many horses, and possibly dump the rider on the ground. Who is responsible for the injuries?
City folk seem to have no respect for fences. Even the insurance adjuster assessing the damage caused by the kids Miata, will make no mention of the fence repair. Folks move to a rural area for many reasons. One of them is to leave the city crap behind. Noisy freaking motorcycles, brings it right back to them.
We should quietly ride our dirt bikes past any housing areas, and into the jungle, and be courteous to all we meet. Or we transport it there with our trucks.