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    I don't come here often obviously, but do pop in from time to time to see if I can find reports on trail conditions. But I'm curious if anyone has met this RidingAgain character in real life?
    Surely in person he is not anything like his online persona right?

    Thanks to whomever built the Bowie Stonewall and other recent additions (Disc Go, etc.). I love how the SATN is an ever-expanding universe.
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    I know, it's hard to believe that such a stunning textbook personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect can exist in real life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I know, it's hard to beleive that such a stunning textbook personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect can exist in real life.
    Someone on mtbmuchachos has met him and I find your comment unfair. Everyone here has strong opinions. It's been frustrating that several people have argued against what most consider sanitizing and others argue back without, imo, really listening to others in the community. But please attack the argument, skills, opinion, bike, form, but not the person. Never the person. Dumb ass.
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    I was reporting some actual santizing that had occurred on Stonewall. That complaint was met with a defense of santizing from someone who stated he never rides that trail and has obviously not seen the sanitizing in question. This is defending one's ignorance with further ignorance and it's very frustratingto read.

    Back on topic: there is no excuse for sanitizing the few actual challenging sections in SATN. There is far too much wide open, easy trail for that to ever be needed. If something intimidates you, ride a different route, or keep trying until you get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I was reporting some actual santizing that had occurred on Stonewall. That complaint was met with a defense of santizing from someone who stated he never rides that trail and has obviously not seen the sanitizing in question. This is defending one's ignorance with further ignorance and it's very frustratingto read.

    Back on topic: there is no excuse for sanitizing the few actual challenging sections in SATN. There is far too much wide open, easy trail for that to ever be needed. If something intimidates you, ride a different route, or keep trying until you get it.
    I agree completely...but then the joke doesn't work. ;-)

    BTW, I noticed during yesterday's ride that someone put rocks on both sides of the Indian marker tree making it much easier to get over. Makes me think we are being trolled in the physical world - at the expense of the trail system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    No, just the opposite. The entire SATN is a green run. I'm advocating noobs not dumbing down the few interesting segments out there.
    Maybe you should try reading what people write more carefully. Then you might not be guilty of making erroneous comments and contradicting yourself.

    I didn't specify a particular trail network. I simply agreed with what you actually said.

    Honestly, it seems that some people on these Voodoo boards are so intent on finding some reason to counter someone that they end up making things up to make a comment against.

    Makes you wonder what their age is.

    BTW...

    I'm also advocating that specific trail sections not be dumbed down.

    Along with advocating that trail networks include something for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiralOut View Post
    But I'm curious if anyone has met this RidingAgain character in real life?
    Surely in person he is not anything like his online persona right?
    Don't get your knickers all in a twist about it. Just pop in and pop out. Then go riding again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I know, it's hard to believe that such a stunning textbook personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect can exist in real life.
    LOL... Seems you're also guilty of having your knickers in a bit of a twist as well.

    It's how you roll I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I was reporting some actual santizing that had occurred on Stonewall.
    Got that... And felt like making a comment regarding it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    That complaint was met with a defense of santizing from someone who stated he never rides that trail and has obviously not seen the sanitizing in question.
    Which is why I didn't speak directly about the specifc incident.

    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    This is defending one's ignorance with further ignorance and it's very frustratingto read.
    Ooohhhhh...

    Here's a bit of free advice...

    D o n ' t r e a d i t.

    As for being ignorant regarding trail building and maintenance... You're just a slight bit out in ignorance land.

    Just a slight bit.

    But that's okay... I'll overlook it for the sake of peace and harmony.

    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Back on topic: there is no excuse for sanitizing the few actual challenging sections in SATN. There is far too much wide open, easy trail for that to ever be needed. If something intimidates you, ride a different route, or keep trying until you get it.
    Like I said in earlier comments... Absolutely.

    See how that works mack_turtle.

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    "...the Indian marker tree..."

    Where exactly is this?

    And to help calm the possible anxiety some here seem to get when they see/read my comments... I'm only asking where these places are so that I can know where they are... Especially in relation to other parts of the trail network and public roads... If for no other reason than safety.

    Which, in the 22 years I've been riding mtbs... I've found to be a good thing.

    But hey... Maybe some riders on these threads have really big balls and don't give a second though to something as mundane as safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cramsay3 View Post

    BTW, I noticed during yesterday's ride that someone put rocks on both sides of the Indian marker tree making it much easier to get over. Makes me think we are being trolled in the physical world - at the expense of the trail system.
    It's a good thing that the location of that tree is a guarded secret among the SATN Illuminati. If anyone else finds out where it is, it might be rendered so "safe" that it is no longer a feature on the trail. Not that anyone around here would do that, but there are a lot of dangerous rocks in the vicinity.

    JK

    It's a tree that dips to the ground in a tight V shape in Disco on the north side of Slaughter Creek. It's tricky. It's taken me out at least once.

    It is likely that the dirt around that tree is going to get eroded away and will need reinforcing from time to time. It does not need to be made "safe" though. There's a gravel trail a stone's throw away that is wide and flat enough to drive a truck on for those for whom Disco is too difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    "...the Indian marker tree..."

    Where exactly is this?
    You had to see this coming...

    "It's right next to that bowling alley whose lanes are comprised entirely of bumper guards."
    or
    "It's wrapped up in bubble wrap inside a kid's bouncy house."
    or
    "Start at ATX Bikes and head south until you get to Mexico. It's in Mexico."
    or
    "What 'Indian marker tree?'"
    or
    "It's right next to 'don't sanitize the trail' and 'get outta here'
    or
    "It's just before you get to what used to be a cool technical feature."
    or
    ???

    Regarding safety and sticking with the Indian theme, can I now please be known as "Charley-rides-with-scissors?"
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    " Is it safe? "
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    Quote Originally Posted by cramsay3 View Post
    You had to see this coming...

    "It's right next to that bowling alley whose lanes are comprised entirely of bumper guards."
    or
    "It's wrapped up in bubble wrap inside a kid's bouncy house."
    or
    "Start at ATX Bikes and head south until you get to Mexico. It's in Mexico."
    or
    "What 'Indian marker tree?'"
    or
    "It's right next to 'don't sanitize the trail' and 'get outta here'
    or
    "It's just before you get to what used to be a cool technical feature."
    or
    ???

    Regarding safety and sticking with the Indian theme, can I now please be known as "Charley-rides-with-scissors?"
    Actually... I try not to waste my time wondering what anyone will come with.

    That aside...

    So there is no Indian marker tree then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    It's a good thing that the location of that tree is a guarded secret among the SATN Illuminati. If anyone else finds out where it is, it might be rendered so "safe" that it is no longer a feature on the trail. Not that anyone around here would do that, but there are a lot of dangerous rocks in the vicinity.

    JK

    It's a tree that dips to the ground in a tight V shape in Disco on the north side of Slaughter Creek. It's tricky. It's taken me out at least once.

    It is likely that the dirt around that tree is going to get eroded away and will need reinforcing from time to time. It does not need to be made "safe" though. There's a gravel trail a stone's throw away that is wide and flat enough to drive a truck on for those for whom Disco is too difficult.
    Thanks mack_turtle.

    And BTW... That JK was like awesome... One of the best I've ever had the privilege of reading.

    Now where exactly is Disco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    " Is it safe? "
    I'm sure Michael from The Office would have a cute line in response to the above.

    That aside...

    Seems to depend on who you ask.

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    Too much info about this trail in public space.
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    All you SATN worshipers sure seem defensive about your rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yosmithy View Post
    All you SATN worshipers


    I just came up with an idea for a tee shirt!

    But not really because it's pronounced "SAT N"

    sat·in
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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    "...the Indian marker tree..."

    Where exactly is this?

    And to help calm the possible anxiety some here seem to get when they see/read my comments... I'm only asking where these places are so that I can know where they are... Especially in relation to other parts of the trail network and public roads... If for no other reason than safety.

    Which, in the 22 years I've been riding mtbs... I've found to be a good thing.

    But hey... Maybe some riders on these threads have really big balls and don't give a second though to something as mundane as safety.
    I may regret asking. I am poking the bear either.. BUT what does you knowing the location of said tree have to do with safety?

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