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SAN DIEGO ADVENTURE RIDERS supports the TREAD LIGHTLY philosophy of Responsible Recreation.

Remember, we are STEWARDS of promoting a positive image when we're out there on public lands....

The Pledge........

Tread Lightly! On Land

Travel responsibly on designated roads and trails or in permitted areas.

Respect the rights of others including private property owners and all recreational trail users, campers and others to allow them to enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed.

Educate yourself by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes, and knowing how to use and operate your equipment safely.

Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams, unless on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitat and sensitive soils from damage.

Do your part by leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species, restoring degraded areas, and joining a local enthusiast organization.

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Discover the rewards of responsible recreation

· Trail riding provides the opportunity to get away from it all and builds family traditions.

* Remember-if you abuse it, youll probably lose it !! Careless operation of your motorcycle can cause damage and may result in closing of areas to trail riding enthusiasts.

* Respect the environment and other trail users. By using common sense and common courtesy, what is available today will be here to enjoy tomorrow.

Responsible Trail Riding

*Travel & recreate with minimum impact.

*Respect the environment and the rights of others.

*Allow for future use of the outdoors, by leaving it better than you found it.

Negotiating terrain

· On slick trails, moderate the throttle and use the clutch to gain maximum traction with minimum tailspin.

· On switchbacks, avoid roosting around the apex of the turn when climbing or brake sliding while heading down which gouges the trail.

· When negotiating ruts, stay loose over the bike to allow for sudden direction changes.

· Ride loose rocks with your rear end slightly off the seat, looking ahead, easy on the throttle and in one-higher gear than you would normally use.

· Cross streams slowly, at a 90-degree angle to the stream. Walking may be preferable as stream bottoms are often slippery.

Rules and common courtesy

· Be considerate of others on the road or trail.

· Ride only where permitted.

· Leave gates as you find them.

· Yield the right of way to those passing or traveling uphill.

· Keep the noise and dust down. Others will appreciate it.

· Pack out what you pack in.

Educate yourself, plan and prepare before you go

· Obtain a map of the area you wish to explore and determine which areas are open for use.

· Contact the land manager for area restrictions and if crossing private property, be sure to ask permission from the landowners.

· Check the weather forecast.

· Prepare for the unexpected by packing a small pack full of emergency items, spare tubes and TOOLS.

Safety on the road or trail

· Wear a helmet, eye protection and other safety gear.

· Buddy up with two or three riders as riding solo can leave you vulnerable if you have an accident or breakdown.

Trail riding and the environment

· Stay on designated roads and trails or other areas open for use.

· Avoid spooking livestock you encounter.

· Cross streams at fording points only.

· Remember, designated wilderness areas are reserved for the most primitive outdoor adventure.

Minimum impact camping

· Select lightweight equipment, possibly in earth-tone colors that will blend with the surroundings.

· Use existing campsites whenever possible.

· Avoid building fires.

The Tread Lightly! Guide LINK HERE to Responsible Trail Riding contains more detailed and informative information when riding into the great outdoors.

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I just want to bump this to remind people........

Thanks, remember we are stewards of the land we ride on ! Please help promote a positive image of off-roaders.

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+1 and a bump.

And:

Do your part by leaving the area better than you found it....
:good:

To whom it may concern: (people with good respect4others: -disregard)

Riding is fun. Agreed.

--But/especially: next to -OR- passing Campsites/MBs/Hikers ect. Please Slow down!!!. Minimizing Dust. :cough

I've apologized to many times already, for others's bad behavior.

Put yourselves in "their" ..tents/shoes....

Common sense you'd think. But I've been on the non riding side, as well. :cough, :cough -Cursing "You":... the "I don't give a f.@k" people..

like mommy said: treat people as you'd like to be treated.

Thank you, Dan.

PS: Who am I kidding?? -THE

"I don't give a f.@k" people..
don't read posts like this.

So, basically this is just a bump. ... bummer.

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   Inspiration Point, Anza Borrego Desert STATE PARK November 30, multiple Jeep tracks created destruction by driving directly off the viewpoint down a ravine. We never crossed these citizens, but I had my camera ready to get the plate.

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1 hour ago, Bagstr said:

   Inspiration Point, Anza Borrego Desert STATE PARK November 30, multiple Jeep tracks created destruction by driving directly off the viewpoint down a ravine. We never crossed these citizens, but I had my camera ready to get the plate.

Tracks like that are difficult to repair in a desert environment and as soon as others see tracks they start driving/riding down them which makes it worse.  They would have been in a world of hurt if the Rangers caught up with them.  That probably would have been an arrest.

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Our Desert Dash route was turned down. New rules, environmental concerns, interim  superintendent.  The park officials had a meeting today and I received a call from the officer who is handling our permit. They approved us. She went to bat for us because of our past history and compliance to the park rules. This could of affected our routes for years to come.   We are a great club/ community and it pays off to be respectful of the Parks and officials. We had a discussion about trail maintenance, desert days and opening new trails. She did mention that there are new areas being surveyed and that she would bring these things up to the new Superintendent when he/she gets placed in office.  I hope she takes me up on the offer and we can do more in the future!

Thank you guys for being a great community

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