Thursday, March 20, 2008
Fat of the Land
S'quatch, 'Tops, and I attended a meeting last night for the local mtb advocacy group. The new kid running the show is known around here as Roboboy, and he shows up from time to time. I am not very inspired to write about the meeting because my choices are limited. Roboboy is doing everything right really, and what's the fun in that? Actually writing about trail advocacy would be torturous to everyone. You disagree? Let's try it...
In order to optimize the parcel we need to lobby the various stakeholders and get them on board with the comprehensive surface re-grading vision of the county, state, federal, international, and intergalactic governing bodies of all user groups
You feel me? We can leave that to Aucilla, who somehow makes us care, probably because he is a known outlaw, and outlaws are cool.
The meeting had free beer and food, which the President probably paid for himself. It had multimedia displays, free swag like beer coozies and t-shirts, and a glimpse at some yet unreleased maps. (I took a pic with my camera phone but it didn't come out.)
Land managers were there trying to manage land. What a thankless job they have. There is no pleasing everybody, that's a guarantee.
There was however, this one guy worthy of a post all to himself. Very Cobra Kai, power stripes and yellow tie, extensive use of "air quotes", and just aggro as could be. He kind of freaked me out.
Maybe I can arrange an exclusive interview.