Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001:

From: [a friend]

Subject: Re: Joe Breeze: When mountain bikers are allowed on a trail,

it becomes a mountain bike trail

In-reply-to: <5.0.2.1.0.20010203204534.04c4b3c0@postoffice.pacbell.net>

on 2/3/01 9:48 PM, Mike Vandeman at mjvande@pacbell.net wrote:

> Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 23:19:58 -0500 (EST)

> From: [a friend]

> Subject: Re: Gary Fisher: It is a MYTH that mountain bikes can successfully

> share

>

> On 02/02/01 22:40:24 you wrote:

>>

>> At 11:56 PM 2/2/2001 -0500, a friend wrote:

>>> By the way, Gary Fisher has been quoted as saying "multi-use (hikers,

>>> horses, bikes) of singletrack trails is a myth."

>>>

>>> He told a friend of mine that it is a MYTH that mountain

>>> bikes can successfully share "singletrack" trails with hikers and horses.

>>> Period. He used the word "myth."

>

> I think even Joe Breeze said that when mountain bikers are allowed on a

> trail it becomes a mountain bike trail.

>

> Correct me if I'm wrong.

> ===

> I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to humans

> ("pure habitat"). Want to help? (I spent the previous 8 years fighting

> auto dependence and road construction.)

>

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Hi, Mike,

In a conversation with Gary Fisher at his home about two years ago

Christmas, he told me that he knows that multi-use doesn't work because

mountain bikers effectively drive all other uses off the trail. The example

he cited at the time was Mt. Tamalpais which, like Tamarancho, has become

for all practical purposes, a mountain bike park. It's not that they don't

know, Mike. It's that they like it that way. All best,