Yield to my horse

The bling does strange things to people down in south county. Apparently the folks down around Nellie Gail Ranch in Laguna Hills still deem horses as a feasible means of transportation. Heck, they even have raised cross-walk buttons for you to traverse busy intersections:

What bites me the most as a biker is that I

2 Comments so far

  1. No One of Consequence (unregistered) on April 25th, 2005 @ 12:55 pm

    I’m not sure if you’re being facetious, because us mountain bike enthiasts in the area are working hard to keep the horse riders a happy ally in the fight to protect the nature trails in South Orange County. If nothing else, bike riders should recognize that that “800 pound beast” has a mind of its own and if our actions cause the rider to lose control the ramifications could be far reaching. I often come accross horse on all the trails south of SR-55 where I ride. I give them maximum courtesy. Pass them from behind very slowly giving them maximum warning. I personally stop and dismount if a horse is approaching from ahead. I want horse riders to feel very comfortable sharing the trails with me. Horse owners and riders in affluent areas like Coto de Caza and Nellie Gail LOVE having the natural spaces in which to spend time with their horses. They are vocal advocates for preserving the natural spaces and they considerable political clout.

    If you want to protect the trails of Laguna Niguel, Tijeras Creek, Bell Canyon, Caspers, Cleveland, etc from developers, sharing those trails with horses (and day hikers) is critical. Beside, don’t you find it a little refreshing to travel just a dozen miles or so and see such a quaint occurance?

  2. Mayfield (unregistered) on May 1st, 2005 @ 7:10 pm

    It’s true though… Norco does stink.

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