Thursday, October 23, 2008
Something I can agree on
Wow, you couldnt make this stuff up. So after 8 years of living with the failed policies of the Bush era I am finally able to agree with him on something. This week the Star and Tribune had an article on the fact that Bush is trying to make it easier for Mountain Bike Trails to be built in our National Parks. This is huge and is also a long time in coming. Unfortunately if you read the article to you find out that the "Environmentalists" are against it due to destructiveness and erosion. That in my mind is old school thinking. Mountain Biking has always had an image problem but it needs to be said that Mountain Biking has come a long way in the past 15 years. There are overwhelming examples of succesful, environmentally sound Mountain Bike trails, take for instance The Kingdom Trails or the Maah Daah Hey Trails for example. For once Bush got it right. Now how do we pass on the idea of sustainable, environmentally friendly trails to our state government? How can we get more trails into our state parks and state forests? This may be one piece of the puzzle and amazingly it came from the worst enviro president in years.