Comments by GoneFission

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Written on Letter: Elitist Mountain Bikers:

Holly, I think you don't have all of your facts straight. John touched on it mentioning that that South Knox land was largely abandoned and that the sweat to build the trails came from groups of cyclist themselves. These folks saw an opportunity to create something and went out and accomplished it. Most of the guys I know out there (myself included) are nowhere near wealthy. If they are elite at all, I would say that it's physically after all the hard work and then the riding.
You mention the difficulty of adding a mile to the greenway, but the issues there are far more complex than you seem to realize. Prime real estate for extending or creating greenway space within the city is difficult to secure usually because somebody actively owns it, has other plans for it, wants to use it for some advantage politically, et cetera, et cetera.
However, I would encourage you to do what the folks in South Knox are doing. If you want something (like an extended greenway network), work hard for it. But grumbling about it in Metro Pulse won't do much for you (aside from catharsis, perhaps).

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