Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium
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Sounds like Mile Square all over again. A "sports complex" will likely include several $200/round golf courses displacing BMX tracks and RC Airplane fields, just like at Mile Square.
The "Great Park" will wind up with very little park left.
I'm an RC'er too and Mile Square was one of the finest facilities in the country for that activity. Now I mostly bike because venues for that have been decimated by strip malls and golf courses. Sadly, RC'ers are their own worst enemy in that most want use of massive acreage of prime real estate for free. I've known guys with $10k model turbine jets that would squawk if asked to pony up $100/year for access to a flying site. Down in SD, there are no good flying sites left.
I road bike, so I am not to worried, but the BMX'ers should take this as a cautionary tale.
Last edited by CommuteCommando; 07-17-12 at 10:06 PM.