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Mountain bikers in a rut can damage trails

Mountain biking on soft, wet trails land leave dangerous conditions for riders who follow when the surface hardens. (Courtesy)
Mountain biking on soft, wet trails land leave dangerous conditions for riders who follow when the surface hardens. (Courtesy)

MOUNTAIN BIKING -- As we enter the freeze-thaw cycle of winter, many cyclists won't be putting away their mountain bikes.

But consider this from local fat-tire enthusiast Dave Nelson, who forwarded the photo above of a sign posted by cyclists in southern Utah mountain biking heaven: 

"This goes anywhere," he said. "If you are leaving a rut in the mud you shouldn't be riding."




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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