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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Warning - The Green Taliban thinks they have the right to kill or injure you !!

I have heard of a few cases like this (wire strung across singletrack) locally. 
Be careful out there!!!

Article below:
American Motorcyclist Association warns riders of booby traps on public trails

PICKERINGTON, OH – July 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Motorcyclists and 
all-terrain-vehicle riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails 
on public lands that place riders, hikers and others at risk, the American Motorcyclist 
Association reported today.

In Idaho, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, someone or some group is deliberately trying 
to harm off-highway-vehicle riders who use trails on public lands. Booby traps also have 
been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

Booby Trap that was found in 2014
Photo courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department

“This type of activity is extremely dangerous,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. 
“A motorcyclist who hits one of these traps can be seriously injured or even killed. 
We want anyone with information about these tactics to contact law enforcement immediately.”

Already this year:

Off-highway riders in Massachusetts found cables strung across trails in four state parks, 
according to the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the state Department of Conservation 
and Recreation. Authorities are asking anyone who notices suspicious activity to call the 
24-hour Environmental Police line at (800) 632-8075 or the DCR Park Watch Hotline at 
(866) 759-2824. 

The New England Trail Riders Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading 
to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Members of the Mount Moosilauke ATV Club Riders near Warren, N.H., discovered boards with 
nails in several places along the multi-use trail system. Before anyone was injured, club 
members removed the boards, along with scattered nails and broken glass. The ATV club is 
offering a $1,350 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the 
In Custer County, Idaho, riders found a piece of barbed wire strung across a trail about 
4 feet from the ground, endangering off-highway-vehicle riders and mountain bikers, 
according to
“The AMA is issuing AMA Action Alerts to riders in areas where these incidents have 
occurred,” Dingman said. “But, at the same time, riders everywhere should use due caution 
on the trails, because we know there are people out there who would do us harm.”

In addition to contacting local law enforcement authorities, the AMA asks that you send an email to about these incidents, so other motorcyclists can be alerted. Sign up for AMA Action Alerts at > Rights > AMA Action Center.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

What makes these people think that they have the right to do these things? Do they hear little voices in their head or think that "Mother Earth" speaks directly to them? Are they so self-consumed and self-rightous that they think any means justify their twisted ends?

Here is a link to a manual for trailside attack devices with a cover story that the poster is only doing it for instructional purposes.

Remember, this is all about legal recreation in approved areas. This indescriminantly targets kids, bicyclists, horses, everyone. They are the criminals, NOT US !!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Taxes - UT vs CT

OK - This is just plain snarky. Every year our taxes in CT went up with little or no increase in the quality or quantity of services. Total bill for this year is ~$6000.

In Tooele, for a bigger house, the total will be ~$1200 !!

In case you think it's just a poor farm town I would put our town's schools and services up against anyone's. It's nice to be in a place that respects their citizens.

Today is tomorrow's yesterday.
Will it be worth remembering?