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weedavie
2007-04-23 16:50:15
Pretty Vacant
With the big distances we have to travel for access in Scotland, use of a bike can be essential to enable a hill to be reached in a single day trip. But you can recognise us by our rucksacks, ludicrous boots and use of tracks. In my local hills we get bikers tearing up hill paths and occasionally and satisfyingly lying face down in a peat hag. You can recognise them by their use of Lycra and silly sunglasses. These are clearly the sort of people who never played footy at college, just games with frisbees. And while I'm ranting what's with the outbreak of tree-hugging? Mountain's don't care whether they're tracked or not. I want them empty but that's because I'm a miserable sod. Tell me that Binn Bhraoin is going to become a super-quarry and I'll be really hacked off at losing the hill. Binn Bhraoin won't care. Even more ludicrously in Scotland you've people saying Foinaven deserves to be a Munro and paying to have it checked out. Foinaven doesn't care. Dedicated hill-walkers notoriously burn tons of hydrocarbons each weekend in pursuit of a hobby and then see themselves in touch with nature (which doesn't care either). Let's have a little less hypocrisy. We're part of the problem too. And we don't care.
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