A quote from Pogo, "I have met the enemy and he is us!"
If we are to survive we must prepare for battle, and the first step is to know your enemy. Unfortunately oftentimes the most harm done can come from within.
What if Dana Walsh had been uncovered as an inside operative 2 episodes ago and dealt with accordingly? Would we even have had the next two episodes of 24?
What if we could stop the idiots that are riding their off road vehicles irresponsibly and recklessly before they give the extreme environmentalists cause to close our trails? Wouldn't the lack of their 'irresponsible freedom' be a gain for those of us that know how to tread lightly?
The answer? Get involved!
Here's the links to just a couple recent articles I came across in USA Today:
Off-roaders in search of trails
ATV drivers invade, damage roadless forests
And here's the link(s) to some organizations to link to, follow, be educated by, and donate to:
Blue Ribbon Coalition
National Off-Highway vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
And know thy enemy:
And the bigger enemy:
I could go on but that's enough links to check out.
My point in all this. Those that want to close down our trails into this country's beautiful back country would have no ammunition if we didn't give it to them.
Please stay on the designated trails.
Ride slowly and respectfully around others.
Leave the area you ride in better than when you ride in.
And don't be afraid to tell others when they don't.
It may be you last chance to say 'anything'.
Please help spread the word.
Ride like you want to keep it.
Ride responsibly my friends.