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Old 05-09-2019, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We went up to ride quads in UP last weekend. I couldn't believe the amount of trash(mostly empty beer cans) in the woods.

Also seen a lot in ditches.

Great way to loose our privileges.....

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Old 05-09-2019, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We went up to ride quads in UP last weekend. I couldn't believe the amount of trash(mostly empty beer cans) in the woods.

Also seen a lot in ditches.

Great way to loose our privileges.....

Remind your friends and fellow riders!
This is something that annoys the shit out of me. its really simple, If you have room to carry out on the trails on your sled you have room to take it back home with you.
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I pull a trailer behind my 4-wheeler when I pick up my trail signs in the spring, and I always find enough crap to fill a 5 gallon pail or two.
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We went up to ride quads in UP last weekend. I couldn't believe the amount of trash(mostly empty beer cans) in the woods.

Also seen a lot in ditches.

Great way to loose our privileges.....

Remind your friends and fellow riders!
Its the same snowmobiling on a sunday morning for some areas where i ride. You can fill your windshield bag with empty beer cans before you get 5 miles out. Every year since the 70's its been the same old thing.
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Now that the snow is melting up there it amazes me how much trash starts to show. I realize these are popular trails but wow. That is why you have storage areas on your sled.
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I hate people that litter.
It really shows how much of a piece of shit they are and tells you a lot about a person.
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I agree. This type of behavior always amazes me and I've seen this sort of thing going on for enough years that our generation cannot pin this one on the millennial's. It's not likely that those that frequent this site are culprits either. Anyone that is a true enthusiast of the sport would not be dumping their shit wherever it lands with not a single thought about giving an ounce of respect to the landowner's that allow our sport to exist here.

My son and I are constantly picking up trash on the trails and I just don't get it. Not like this rant is going to stop it but going to post it up anyway.
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I carry a trash bag in the rear bag on my four wheeler. Seeing all those beer cans along snowmobile and ATV trails not only shows there are a lot of pigs out there but a lot of drunks also.

It's the same way along roads now. My mother came out from Ohio to Minnesota for a visit some years ago and remarked how clean it was along our roads. Now there is trash everywhere. Pigs that throw their trash out the window of their vehicles. Cutbacks for highway employees has seen a severe curtailment in highway workers for picking up trash and cutting grass and weeds along highways. The state and county now ask volunteers to clean sections of highway for free. An ATV club I belonged to cleaned a two mile section of highway near here. The state put up a nice little recognition sign with the clubs name and stating that the next two miles of road were cleaned by such and such club. But these groups only pick up trash once a month for the most part. The roads are not so nice anymore.
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I carry a trash bag in the rear bag on my four wheeler. Seeing all those beer cans along snowmobile and ATV trails not only shows there are a lot of pigs out there but a lot of drunks also.

It's the same way along roads now. My mother came out from Ohio to Minnesota for a visit some years ago and remarked how clean it was along our roads. Now there is trash everywhere. Pigs that throw their trash out the window of their vehicles. Cutbacks for highway employees has seen a severe curtailment in highway workers for picking up trash and cutting grass and weeds along highways. The state and county now ask volunteers to clean sections of highway for free. An ATV club I belonged to cleaned a two mile section of highway near here. The state put up a nice little recognition sign with the clubs name and stating that the next two miles of road were cleaned by such and such club. But these groups only pick up trash once a month for the most part. The roads are not so nice anymore.
Same here in connecticut, roadsides in rural areas haven't been touched since the snow melted in march. There's plenty of discarded trash with no money in the state dot budget to clean it up.
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I live near Pontiac lake recreation area and can ride from my house to get there for a quick ride fix. There is an awesome high spot where you can look out and every time I go there I find a stack of empties. I always pack them on my sled. We have idiots among us. Got to be young punks that do it. I hope I catch them someday
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