The trails sure did need this rain and more.
Rode Howler today, the dust is settling but only the surface is moist.
These questions are directed to Mark Wood via NSMB, and via the NSMBA Facebook
1. Why did you try to blackmail an innocent trailbuilder?
2. Why did you concoct lies that Shaton and Wade's Locals' Guide mapbook contain illegal trails?
3. Why did you lie to land managers that Sharon and James planned to pay to build trails through the land manager's land?
Mark, along with all NSMBA directors and employees, have voluntarily agreed to and signed the Social Media Code of Conduct. Due to the nature of the thread, the Code of Conduct would prohibit Mark from replying as it contains comments direct at him that are accusatory in nature. A copy of the code of conduct can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The OP asked Mark some questions based on Marks own words. If these questions were appropriately answered then the OP would not have a reason to ask them here.
Is it possible for the NSMBA representative to answer these questions?
There's money? Where?
Where's Dear Woodro Part 4? I wanted to comment on the OPs comment about Mark being compared to Digger in the amount of contribution to the shore.
I don't know how you can compare someone who has put in over 25 years and thousands of volunteer hours to someone who has been working for the NSMBA as a PAID employee for the last 4 years.
That's a bit insulting.
Which opens another question. Director burn out has always been a problem with the NSMBA. With this level of behaviour is Lee aware of the damage he is causing and the risk of a mass exodus of the entire board? I have no evidence to support this but I would not be suprised that if Lee keeps going this might be a problem? Rachid already announced his departure. I wonder who is next.
Also while I'm still going. Lee what is your end game here? You obviously want Mark gone. Do you have a replacement in mind? Do you want to disband TAP? Where do you see this going,
Best not to blame the Doctor for pointing out the disease.
If the NSMBA is afraid of losing Mark if he's integral to the TAP program, why not hire him as a contractor to insulate them from his behavior?
Wow, that kind of behavior shouldn't be tolerated by an employee of a volunteer organization.
An employee who is considered the face of the organization.
Doesn't he realize bullying and intimidation is not the way to build loyalty?
This does not inspire a lot of confidence. Glad we don't have to put up with someone like that up here.
It seems to me that that Woodro is the public face and representative of the NSMBA.
If he is asking as a rogue employee, maybe the NSMBA should change their employment structure and hire him as an independent contractor to run the things he's good at then he can express his opinion about things as an independent person that is not in line with the NSMBA's role and mission statement.
It was made clear in another post that Mark has admin abilities on Trailforks because of his role and representation of the NSMBA.
It's pretty bad when someone specifically hides behind the anonymity to make bold and 100% falsified slanderous statements.
If its slander then why doesn't the person getting slandered sue? If its true, why is this person being protected?
As a guy that doesn't know a ll the politics I think that the shit people were saying was getting out of hand. But ripping off the thread from nsmb just left me wondering if there's truth to the rumours. better to let that stuff stay and show the liars for who they are.
The truth will set you free! Unless it doesn't…
Very true…rode Upper Crippler on Saturday [HTML_REMOVED] it was in great shape…sticktion on everything!
Can't agree more on the dirt situation….the gold is turning to powder.
I noticed all the golden bermed trails are getting pretty blown out and dusty. This shouldn't be surprising.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Tapped accessible trails, but this weather shows that the trails that haven't had the technical Tapped out of them do still have a place.
Any news on the time frame to have the Upper Dales 2.0 open. Last time I rode Dales, I was tempted to hike up from the end of Upper Dales to have a look.
You seriously want to ride a new dirt trail before it settles?
When will people learn that new trails need time to bed in before they are any where near good to ride.
This trail will be a dusty surf fest until after it gets some rain to set up.
Oh well, I'm sure the clueless masses feels its their right to ride whatever trail they want whenever they want and then bitch about it. :stupid::werd::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
It will be interesting to see how much more traffic goes down the more difficult Lower Dales, because of a "Half Nelson" style entrance. It would seem to me, they are going to have to turn the whole of Dales into the same style trail, otherwise you are just driving "beginner" traffic into an "advanced" level trail, which doesn't seem like a good idea.
It's too bad, I liked Dales, I guess we'll see what happens.
Upper Dales has been easier since the first NSMB TAP day in 2011. People can still exit upper Dales back to Severed and take BP to Forever After if they don't want to ride lower Dales.
Perhaps people should email into the land owners to suggest this as an alternate easier route and keep lower Dales more challenging.
I thought that trail was closed 6months ago…
Maybe there is a plan to open up an mid access route to Forever After. That would be a great idea! Seems weird to have closed off the other mid access point and they allow this one.
But what do I know. I just ride.
If Metro Vancouver isn't happy with the work that has been done on their trails and they want to do the work themselves that's their prerogative.
If they want to use real professionals and have the money then it can only be a good thing can't it?
Most of the trails are in great shape, I'm not sure what this OP is complaining about. There is still plenty of diversity and lots of people doing lots of great things on the trails.
Gnomer - gone in the night !
Nice knowing you buddy - you will be missed
- always harder than you looked
It looked like some gold was going in a few muddy spots and the whole trail gets kai -boshed -
Any chance of a new trail to hook-up with forever after?
Yes unfortunate. I also knew of many people who started on Dales and even BP into Forever After and exited on this trail when they realized Forever After was too difficult for them.
I thought it was the start of the successive loops being created in that area to enhance the cross country and beginner state of Lower Seymour.
Hopefully the NSMBA can continue to work on establishing this connection. Seems strange for it suddenly to be closed considering how long it has been there.