Originally Posted by Team Nirvana
Ut oh . . . you've mentioned snowmobiling and Rick is an avid sledder!
Actually you are partially correct in the fact that more folks in Maine die from crashes involving ATVs and snowmobiles, but incorrect in the assertion that no one wants to ban these activities. There are a number of folks that would in fact love to ban these recreational vehicles.
I am an avid ATVer and sledder (have to be up front here) and I pay dearly for the fuel (especially since I try to only use the super unleaded in small engines) . . . but just like driving to geo-caches I believe it's a personal choice and not a "waste" of fuel to be involved in these activities.
I mean who's to say that driving 50 miles in a car to go geo-caching isn't a "waste" of fuel or whether a person drives a Geo versus a Hummer (personally I prefer driving my Toyota beater car for the daily commute, but use my 4Runner SUV when hauling stuff, camping, etc.).
It's all about making choices and what works for one person and may seem wasteful to one person isn't wasteful to another (i.e. an ATVer who uses $5 in gas for a 100+mile all-day ride may view a geo-cacher driving 50 miles and spending $10 in gas to do a cache in three hours as "wasteful" and a person driving a full-sized pick-up to a job site could view a person driving an econo-car to the Mall or on a vacation as "wasteful.") It's all in the perspective and in making choices.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."
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