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Feb. 11, 2015, 5:32 p.m. -  Peter Leeds

#!markdown I wholeheartedly agree a stiff sentence, regardless of age or previous litigation, personal or otherwise, is appropriate. I have stated earlier this is the time to set a precedent, and send a message to the other "future vandalizers" and implicitly to Monica Craver that the time is up to pick on bikers and other trail users, and bikers especially for the dedication to trail maintenance and advocacy when others do none. The obvious PR stunt by the Kraals is so pathetic on its face as to be laughable; as if Mr. Kraal is so stupid as to not know what he said in the past would not be found out. And it was, in spades. And these are the sort of people "in the right". It is sad that they are the same sort that enjoy the privilege of living so close to the mountains and then claim some sort of exclusivity with no idea of how or why the trails are there in the first place. Moreover, the idea the lady was "completely unaware of the severity of the situation" is COMPLETE BS. Not only does the husband's email prove this, but the fact the sabotage went on for so long. I hypothesize that had there been a major incident due to the said vandalism I bet it would of either stopped (due to success) or increased (due to additional points of contention). Either way, this is not to be taken lightly. I ride Lower Skull regularly. It could of easily been me. Or you. I take this as not only a personal offence but personal attack. It does not take much on a steep trail to veere a bike off the wrong path or cause a crash; and with all the rock on Lower Skull, cranial impacts and cervical vertebrae fractures are not out of the question. In sum: I feel no pity for the lady or her husband, and in my view the rightful (and earned) social vilification for their actions. Like so many things in life, you reap what you sow. Be careful what you sow and where. We are watching.

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