"Developers wreck trails
in the name of profits!"
Where Brian is standing is where the woods
*used* to be! Graders
have moved thousands of
cubic yards of earth
to prepare the site for building.
These machines make short work of anything living
the construction site. The tree machines and chain
saws came before them,
now there are only large piles
wood chips left where there was once a forest.
This was used to pull out the tree stumps
and load trucks.
This area used to be home to all kinds of animals.
would see wild turkey, deer, rabbit and fox
while out riding.
"OK, this should hold these guys off for awhile,
This is looking toward the east side of the site. The
area was all woods
like those in the background a few
months ago. I have
been riding on these trails for 20
years, the kids nearly
from the age they could walk.
It's hard to see it
all being taken away.
These graders are HUGE. They have 4 wheel drive, an
engine front and rear,
and are nearly unstoppable.
The homes in the background are on the road that
forms one of the
boundries of the site. The 80 homes
"SouthWind Acres" will call this place home by
the end of the year.
OK, so we'll ride here until we get kicked out!
These dirt hills make great places to play
King of the Mountain.
Brain gets a good push, and a soft landing.
We wandered into this mud, it was about the
consistancy of whipped
cream. The ATV
immediately sank, and
about an hour to pry
it loose from the glop.
Why, not even mud flinging' wheelspin would
get this out! We are
now up to the foot pegs
mud, and it got worse.
All this mud slogging required some serious cleanup.