More Fruita - Kessel Run Video
(updated: Sep 25, 2007)
This is the last of the CO trip videos. Next step is to put it all on a DVD. This trail is easy to access from the parking lot. All you have to do is park in the lower lot and ride up the road for a couple of miles. Then have a blast on the way back down. It's a nice smooth, flowy trail.
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Fruita Video: Kessel Run (3m 55s):
Music: Ministry, Jesus Built My Hotrod
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1. Jay said...
another great trail for me to add to my list to ride some day. I can't wait to see the entire DVD. Hey, are you going to do a DVD from Tsali?
Sep 25, 2007 @ 5:50 AM
2. Sir Lamm-Hammer said...
when did sir toots start freeriding. sweet drop bro.
Sep 25, 2007 @ 7:12 PM
3. Sean - Earthwalker said...
I though the meeting went well. Although, I got the feeling that even though these plans sound great, the implementation and public support might not be as high as the presenter portrayed. The guy in front of me made the smartest comment of the entire night by saying something to the effect of "the best thing we can do is educated people about cycling." Amen, sir, amen. Fighting developers is like pulling teeth, they have so much pull and influence, not to mention they've been at the game a lot longer than a bunch of concerned citizens going up against an opponent that already knows the ins and outs. We'll see how it goes. Let me know if there are any more meetings/events.
Sep 25, 2007 @ 8:45 PM
4. Sir Bikes said...
NCDOT owns the roads so bond money may not be able to be used to put in bike lanes. The funds have to come from the state budget. I don't know how that works but it's a screwy arrangement. I am also concerned about the zoning. If the laws are not amended, then a developer complying with the law has no obligation to do anything beyond it. It's up to the people to raise the money and change the system. I'll be commenting more later.
Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:34 PM
5. Sean - Earthwalker said...
Personally, I don't mind riding on busy roads without a nice bike lane, because I enjoy pissing off the Ford Mastodon driving a-holes that beep or yell out the window. However, when it comes to things like riding to the grocery store or sheer ease of travel on bike, it's a problem. I know there are many who would ride if they felt safe, and that's a major issue. Nothing will be changed unless the citizens want it. The thing that scared me tonight at the meeting was that cycling seemed to be viewed as only a recreation activity. One guy made a comment about immigrants walking on the sides of roads but there was no mention of people using it as actual transportation. Until we can break that barrier and view cycling as a form of transportation, we'll get virtually no where. The sad thing is there's nothing more American. You save money, you're independent and not contributing to the profits of nations that "disagree" with our political policies. Instead it turns into a conversation about how Al Gore wastes electricity so it doesn't matter if we're responsible for our own actions. I'm glad they're having the discussion and trying to plan that in Leland. It's a great step forward. However, until people are willing to view bicycles on the same level as automobiles it'll be a losing battle. That said, it shouldn't steer us away from trying to change things.
Sep 26, 2007 @ 12:15 AM
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