Vermont Loam

This video has been self-censored by the Mad Trees crew at the request of the State. No joke. After the illegal trails depicted were brought to officials’ attention at the local and State level they asked that the video be removed and trails be closed and repaired.

Though many of us enjoy watching the young bucks shred loam like powder snow it is highly inappropriate on many levels. In the world of modern Vermont mountain biking a lot is at stake. And even a short section of super bad ass rogue trail in a network that was once entirely illegal can thoroughly piss off those that have worked hard to legitimize the other 99% of the network. And rightfully so. No one wants to lose the traction or respect we have gained since coming out of the shadows.

Keep shredding, but be sure to think about the impact of your actions.

 

VT Loam from MAD TREES on Vimeo.

4 Comments

  • sean says:

    Private video, can’t see it

  • Thibault says:

    Yes, they were asked to remove this video. There is an explanation above.

  • Bob says:

    “Though many of us enjoy watching the young bucks shred loam like powder snow it is highly inappropriate on many levels. And even a short section of super bad ass rogue trail.”

    Soooo, mtbvt [lower case] thinks douchebags “super skidding” [“trail” would last about a week at that rate of raping] is enjoyable. Really shows where you are at, this kind of crap has never been “cool”. I watched it the other day and most likely know where it was done.
    I was also shocked that 1) Someone would do this on public land and think they are “the s*hit” 2) That you [mtbvt] would post it and still at this point give them props.
    You should just shut it down.

    ps. great job with the Ali WC updates.

    • Thibault says:

      I understand where you are coming from entirely. The issue at hand is simply one of education. Ripping up a loam slope on State land is a bad thing and unacceptable. The “shredding” mentioned at the end of our statement above is a reference to the skill and athleticism these young riders have achieved. I stand by my original statement. I also worked with folks to help remedy the situation. And all parties involved are working together to repair the damage.

      This type of dialogue is a good thing. It calls people’s attention to the situation and, next time some of envelop pushing youth riders want to build a crazy trail, maybe they’ll think twice about going rogue… and just maybe it will be a result of our dialogue.

      The video is down and has been since we received the first request. I left this page live specifically for comment. And I appreciate your participation.

      -Thibault

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