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Wounded Huzzar
2007-04-19 16:36:32
Mountain Biking
A recent contributor posted a contribution on Log na Coille, having ascended the mountain with a friend on mountain bikes. I by no means wish to sound elitist orto imply that the mountains are not for everyone to enjoy, nor do I wish to come across as being anti-cycling (I myself am a very active cyclist). However, I do seriously question whether people should be mountain-biking on Log na Coille or similar areas. I fully acknowledge that walkers often cause erosion damage to the mountains through overuse, and straying from tracks etc., (Djouce, Derrybawn - Mullacor, the Table Track for example ), but the amount of damage bicycles (especially mountain bikes with large, rough tyres) could do to these areas is far greater if this were to become popular. Even during the summer the mountains are rarely dry underfoot in Ireland, so a bicycle churns up the ground to a much more serious degree than a walker would. Personally I would discourage people from mountain biking on the mountains except in those areas where there is a solid, well trodden (& preferably gravelled) track, so as to limit the amount of damage that can be caused. I would value other people's opinion on this matter.
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