I was out riding in my neighboorhood today. At the end of my street there is a big sip in the road where a stream comes through, and the whole thing is surrounded by huge trees except the little entrance from the road. If you go in the entrance it goes down even lower into the dry bed and a little area around it, probably about a half acre but only about half that is ridable. I was riding in there, this afternoon as I often do when I cant go to real trails, just going off litle jumps and things when some guy from about four houses up comes down and says, "you know this is private property?" I know it is but it's been there my whole life and i've always played in there along with all the neighboorhood kids. Anyway I tell him that I didn't know, using the oblivious teenager card and he replies, "Well it is, and if you don't get out of here now i'm calling the cops." i said "you don't have to get upset just tell me and i'll leave." And I left.
I hate that! It's a whole quarter mile from my house and I don't go fast on the streets. And i'm not hurting anybody by being in there. I've driven past cops on the road, as long as your not going going fast they don't care, and other neighbors often come and talk to me while I'm on my atv none of them care. It just pisses me off, I know it's not his property and I have stock exhaust so he can probably barely hear me, I'm not kicking dust on the road. And if the owners of the land cared they would probably post up signs or something, I've played in there my whole life and nobody cares if your just down there. And I'm always the only one in the it's not like I'm putting anybody in danger except maybe myself.
I just have to vent, I can see why it might bother him to have me driving by his house, but it's for two seconds and i don't go fast. But I don't see why he cares if i'm in the field and why he thinks he needs to come threaten me and not just tell me. It's just like in the top five post, if it were my dad in there (which he does go in there sometimes) they wouldn't bitch at him. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]