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    Booby trapped trails

    Not sure if this is the right sub forum

    More booby-traps found on mountain biking trails -- this time near Carbondale - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com

    Earlier this year, another trail was found by motorcyclists booby trapped in another part of Colorado too

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    Time to put someone in jail for a long time.
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    I got two flats trail riding back in the 90's from flashing nails that were spread on the trail, this is nothing new. Could be eco terrorists, or real estate agents depending on location.

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    In southern Oregon we had a physician who worked for the county department of mental health set booby traps on the trails. It took quite a while for the county to finally fire him. I don't think he got his medical license pulled, though.

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    If they catch the perp, it wouldnt be a stretch to charge him with attempted murder IMO!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Time to put someone in jail for a long time.

    Or the booby hatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstart View Post
    I got two flats trail riding back in the 90's from flashing nails that were spread on the trail, this is nothing new. Could be eco terrorists, or real estate agents depending on location.
    An entire board filled with nail is a big step up from tacks and spreading flashing nails. This is designed to instantly flat the tire (not a slow leak) and cause an endo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Or the booby hatch.
    Most of those act more on impulse. This was a planned assault.
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    Pot farmers trying to discourage traffic? Seems would get hikers and bikers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkOwl View Post
    Pot farmers trying to discourage traffic? Seems would get hikers and bikers.
    Seems like that would be very counter-productive. Yes, it might cut down a little on casual traffic but would greatly increase the likelihood that rangers and other law enforcement members would start patrolling the area.

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    Why are they booby-trapping trails? Seems kind of silly, because you can repair a flat and be riding again in less than 10 minutes.

    I would probably pick the nails up, and leave a sign saying, "Thanks for the nails. We needed them to fix our clubhouse. Let us know if we can ever return the favor".


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    We had wire stretched across bike trails in Albuquerque while I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdhillard View Post
    We had wire stretched across bike trails in Albuquerque while I was there.
    That is absolutely nothing short of attempted murder. Much more serious than the tire flattener.
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