Firstly I used to live across the road from the Royal and was up there three weeks ago and went for a walk and what I saw shocked me.The amount of illegal riding has grown to such a huge extent that I couldn't believe it. My friends up there who I am still in contact keep me informed.Mate, you are sitting a 1000 miles away making assumptions, so I will enlighten you on a few things. Firstly, the trails we speak of have not been ridden by half of Sydney for sometime, they are totally different to others mentioned here in the past.
Secondly, I do not condone illegal trail building or riding. My point is that if trails are not built for a hugely growing MTB community, unfortunately there will always be people out there that will build and/or ride illegal trails, whether you, me or anyone else agrees with it.
My original post requested that it not be publicized, because it just makes us all look bad, a fair call would you not say?? The fact that you and others in Tassie know about these trails is because people put them on here, exactly my point. Then for some reason, you feel the need to jump on here and start up a pointless argument when we both apparently have the same beliefs.
I think it is a crying shame having volunteered years ago when they first started the MTB trails maintenance programs to see what is happening there.
Ahh the old MTBers are a "hugely growing growing sport and we need/ have to ride in the Royal National Park". Hey guess what recreational shooters are hugely growing sport (or so they tell us) and they want to go shooting in National parks but hey guess what most people find this rather unattractive. The shooters party have alot of clout MTBers don't. Most people couldn't give a flying F*** if MTbers haven't got some where to ride. Have a look at what happening with motorcycles who do there "Nasho" ride when you piss off a few locals at the moment.You can read it in the Leader.
I'm the only person in Tassie who knows that you can even legally ride in the royal because I used to live there.No one from Tassie is going to go riding illegal trails in the royal they don't do it here it is only selfish me me me Sydney people who break the rules for there own selfish gains.