I was saddened by the article "Judge: Rework off-road rules" (Jan. 8, Page B-1). The subhead of the article was "Feb. 15 hearing will discuss ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) in national forest." Who do the so-called environmental groups and judge think they are kidding? I think we all know in this political climate what that means.
More of the national forest will be outlawed than already is. Off-roading has been banned in so many places that used to be great riding and fun for families. I already follow laws that say I cannot ride my motorcycle five months out of the year because of "Red Sticker Season" rules, which are ridiculous.
Countless numbers of people and I spend a lot of money buying, registering and maintaining the off-road vehicles, dirt bikes and ATVs our families ride. We also spend a lot of money contributing to the struggling local economy to buy proper clothing, food, gas and whatever else along the way.