Reiter pit

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Aquanout, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. tod701

    tod701 Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,169
    Location:
    Stanwood
    While not totally unique, each state at any given time has its own political dynamic.
    What worked in one place or at a point in time may or may not work elsewhere or on another day.
    #61
  2. frdbronco8

    frdbronco8 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    250
    Location:
    South of Seattle
    First off let me say that I used to ride there over ten years ago and am just as furious as everyone else about whats happened.

    Now that thats out of the way. Anyone know the plan for the place? Are these stupid test rides to see what people think so that they can make it bigger before opening it all the way? Or is that never supposed to happen? Has anyone in the dnr explained what the process is "supposed" to be?

    I do find it comical that their 2 miles of trails is open 5 different days over the winter for 5 hours a day..... If I lived in Monroe I might check it out but thats about it.....
    #62
  3. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    9,690
    Location:
    Granite Falls, Washington State, USA
    Howdy frdbronco8,

    I may be completely wrong in my assessment of this situation but it wouldn't surprise me if this whole "test" thing is a scam to prove there is no need for more trails. Allow me to explain my thoughts; how many people are going to ride from a distance to go to a place that only has two miles of trail that are only open to use for a few days and then for only a few hours on those particular days? I would venture to say not many.

    That being the case the people who are in charge of this and ARE keeping track of use can present evidence that they have spent a lot of taxpayer money to build this wonderful trail system and nobody even showed up to use it, therefore the money would be better spent elsewhere for public recreation. Sound far-fetched, maybe I have heard of and known the fucking politicians to do far worse in an effort to further their agendas.

    So what are we to do, waste a day of our lives by getting involved in a concentrated effort to have 1,000 or more riders show up on the days that the two miles of trail is open and sit there all day waiting for your turn to spend 5 minutes riding or simply see this for what it is a show piece and a scam that if ever fully developed in a worth while manner will only require another TAX in the form of some damned pass to use.
    #63
  4. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,069
    Test
    #64
  5. tod701

    tod701 Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,169
    Location:
    Stanwood
    I met with Commissioner Goldmark last week.
    He seems proud of the excellent progress.
    I sent a follow-up email.
    So far he has not replied.
    #65
  6. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,163
    Location:
    Kitsapolis WA
    I say the Desert 100 should be cancelled and all riders diverted to reiter to show them how MUCH we want to ride there. I will take the ferry and show up for this one. Need hundreds of riders please. Goal is for them to open say 50% of the previously OK single track trail.
    #66
  7. pb317

    pb317 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Oddometer:
    118
    Location:
    N Everett
    Shows how clueless he and his staff are.
    #67
  8. 81forest

    81forest ADDRider

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,192
    Location:
    Seattle
    So I talked with someone at DNR today, I believe it was the coordinator-guy for Reiter Foothills that was mentioned earlier, and he said that there may be a test session this Saturday. Anyone going? Trails are at 700 feet. Anyone know if there is still snow in those parts, around Gold Bar? If I end up going, I'll post plenty of pics of those glorious two miles!:1drink
    #68
  9. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    551
    Location:
    Camarillo CA
    Ummm...is there anything definitive? Itd suck to get there and learn it was closed.blocked/whatever.

    I mean, if its a government office, can't someone get us a yes or no on whether it's actually going to be open?

    ...and how the hell do we get on the email list the OP was on to get alert like the one he posted? :)
    #69
  10. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    664
    Location:
    WA
    #70
  11. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    664
    Location:
    WA
    #71
  12. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    9,690
    Location:
    Granite Falls, Washington State, USA
    Howdy All,

    The test track is closed due to snow, my, my, it sure sounds like the folks who are in charge of this charade know the type of folks its supposed to be built for. Hey Chris, post up the video you took of us out playing in the snow on New Years Day. So they close it for a little snow, will it be closed if it rains, how about if we get a few days without rain will it be closed because of dust?
    #72
  13. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,282
    Location:
    PNW
    Excuse me, WTF is a GS guy? and why is taking a GS off road funny?
    #73
  14. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,282
    Location:
    PNW
    the first time (and only time) I rode there was on my KTM 950 SM. cut the exposed oil line underneath on the gravel.

    As I recall there were miles of trails already. what did they build:huh
    #74
  15. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,231
    Location:
    Kent Wa
    Its all in fun my friend :lol3 I also have a GS.. And I'm also sure we have a different view of what off road is.
    If you where ever single track ride/racerr at Rietter you might understand. If not you never will.
    #75
  16. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,282
    Location:
    PNW
    that's how I took it. I just forgot the smilie at the end.:rofl

    [​IMG]
    #76
  17. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    664
    Location:
    WA
    RIP Reiter...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3w8pUtgxUKs" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EoeL_lhStl8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
    #77
  18. 81forest

    81forest ADDRider

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,192
    Location:
    Seattle
    Well, I drove Highway 2 today on my way up to Stevens, there is actually snow at around 700 feet but it is melting off very quickly in the rain. David Way told me that the trails would be closed "if" there was snow, I will call on Friday to find out if there could be a last-minute update. I'd like to see what this "single track" looks like. Since I have never been to the original trails, I won't know what I'm missing anyway. I'm sure it won't be anything like those two Reiter videos (sweet by the way!), but I'd like to see what erosion-free, environmentally sustainable and soil-conscious dirt bike trails look like.

    By the way I will be running with my new hemp oil chain lube. :bluduh :lol3:rofl
    #78
  19. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2001
    Oddometer:
    9,690
    Location:
    Granite Falls, Washington State, USA
    Howdy 81forest,

    You won't really know what the new trails are like until they finish building the starbucks and installing the wifi at every trail junction. :evil
    #79
  20. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,163
    Location:
    Kitsapolis WA
    Oh my garsh! Funny to see trees growing there. I thought all the dirt bikers emaciated the place long ago and then DNR had to come in and save it? :confused

    What would we do without the DNR? :up
    #80