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Old 08-16-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Another nail in the off roading coffin?

I donít like what happened to the spectators, but you know some idiot politician is gonna use this against the off road community. I hope not. Welcome to the nanny state.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

I share your concern. Other articles indicated the spectators made some pretty poor decisions about how close they got to the action. The poor decisions had tragic consequences. However, isn't that what freedom is all about - the freedom to reap the rewards or consequences of the risks we choose to take?
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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However, isn't that what freedom is all about - the freedom to reap the rewards or consequences of the risks we choose to take?
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

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Welcome to the nanny state.

Worst nannies EVER!

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #5
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

Have not looked too closely
but what i saw was

NOTHING between high speed cars
and beer swilling spectators

come on, a buffer zone?

maybe some yellow tape at the congested areas?

however, i agree on the Nanny State

come on, if i want to use my blow dryer in the tub that
is my right, isnt it?
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:45 AM   #6
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

Off road racing's inovations trickle into what we do and what we do outdoors. Please send the BLM a positive comment encouraging them to keep the land open for this type of racing. It is under review to be stoped and the effects on the entire off road comunity as well as all of us who have tricked out vehicles or go off road will suffer. It's easy.

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Sent to BLM

lets all do it!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:32 AM   #8
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

There's a tremendous difference between the type of activity that caused that unfortunate accident and what we do or at least what I do with my SMB. Regulating off road racing events for safety's sake is a fine idea. It has nothing at all to do with the off road trails and camping activities that I do. It has nothing to do with access issues or protecting sensitive areas. It has nothing to do with the peaceful and sane activities that most of us enjoy.

Could have something to do with a budweiser infused bloodstream.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:40 AM   #9
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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

When I saw the video of the incident, I was shocked at how close the spectators are to vehicles running flat out. I wouldn't stand that close to highway traffic that is running normally.

But, that is my choice.

And, if Darwinism rears it's head, maybe it is just weeding out the gene pool.

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Re: Another nail in the off roading coffin?

Don't forget that the "Nannies" are politicians who need votes to continue to feed at the public trough. That Darwinian culling just removed several potential votes. But, as you say, wading in the shallow end of the gene pool shouldn't jeopardize the sport for those of us intelligent enough to stand back a couple of hundred feet when race cars are going by at full chat.
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