Letter to the Editor
For the love of the sport...
To the Editor,
Why is there an ever increasing control over the public and what we choose to do with our lives? What is wrong with a person riding an off road vehicle on the outskirts of town to get to the race track?
There was a drinking contest in Nashua and there is nothing and there is nothing wrong with drinking but how many drove themselves home afterwards? I saw that we had a text messaging contest at our fair and there is nothing wrong with that. I understand that some may be better or faster than others and I'm sure that everybody could beat me, but what ever happened to a real contest? A contest where the contender spills out their guts in practice and does even more when it is time for the moment that they've trained so hard for.
What about motocross? It is the most physically demanding sport in the world, second only to water polo. The problem is that, we can't anymore. Everywhere we once enjoyed riding or even where we would just pass through to get to our favorite spot is now closed off. It's not just here, but everywhere land is being swept away from us. It is also somewhat our own fault and I understand that. So, with that said, to my fellow off-road enthusiasts, stop being so loud around houses. If we want our fun, we must first let others have their well-deserved peace. Yes, we have the natural right to pursue happiness, but only until we intrude on someone else's right to peace and quiet.
We have the demolition derby, mud bog, and rodeo. The golfers have their golf course. The skaters have their skate park. The great town of Glasgow is building a new aquatic center. Yes, the off-road guys have a race track, but it's sure not much. We are not asking for large, fancy parks for us to ride in. We would simply like the same amount of effort and respect that everyone else receives.
Maybe it's because of liability purposes. If I was a Iand owner or even the city I would be scared of being sued as well, but how about a "ride at your own risk" sign. There is a "swim at your own risk" sign at the dredge cuts and it is considered to be enough. Although, a should know that fun is often paid for by a scar. Just say you were walking to the stairs to get to the water's edge at the dredge cuts. You then proceed to get on the railing to attempt to slide down, yes, from top to bottom. Accidentally, you slip off and break your wrist. Yeah, maybe it was someone else's fault for making the railing staggered instead of straight, but I doubt it. Instead, it was your own fault for neglecting your responsibility for your own well being. The same is with a dirt bike or four-wheeler. The moment you hop on one of these machines, you are putting yourself at risk. Therefore, it is continued on page 3
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