Getting a track legalized is such a long ass process not to mention all the bullshit you need to follow, we have ridiculously low levels of support in Australia for dh riding not to mention all the land that is national park. 90% of the trails I know are lets say hidden.Moral of the story. Legal takes longer but it will be around for much longer. Don't waste your time building another illegal track. Go through the correct channels.
Without illegal trails we wouldn't have half as many riders, imagine if we only rode legalized trails, we probably wouldn't have any worldcup riders.
I'm all for legalizing things but for most people it's a pain in the ass and most people are not over 18 to deal with legal content.
Unfortunately the idea that keeping it legal will help the sport is true but at the same time wrong, without Illegal trails we wouldn't have the demand for legal trails we see.
I doubt until the government gets on bored and more local communities recognize the need for legal trails that we will see people rushing to legalize all the trails they build.
They take too long to legalize and if they deny it, they now have a hot spot on their radar.
I'm not against legalizing trails and I think we should do things by the book but the fact is that idea for legalizing all trails is good in theory but in reality we can't legalize all the trails it's just not plausible.
Shit we could be out there vandalizing, smoking, drinking, drugs, dealing illegal substances, bashing people, stealing and what ever else half the youth get upto these days, but instead we are riding our bikes in the bush been good. Ok so it's a illegal trail but on the scale of things who gives a damn, and the generations wonder why kids are off the wall. No freedom to be a kid there is no freedom just one way for kids to behave of course they will rebel. If life is Boring of course the high of drugs, sex, alcohol, internet and whatever else is going to be the goto for stimulation, it's easy to get.