Fred k 
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Re: “Let's Share

I dont think that 99.9% of the people in tucson realize the issue that we have to deal with on a daily basis. I personally wake up every morning, and waste hours of my day just trying to think of a place to ride, because there's so many factors that you have to include when thinking of were to ride in tucson. You could go downtown to ride street, but then you have to worry about police, and security, who have little or no sympathy for kids who ride, because they think were all criminals. We could ride washes, or street around town, but then you have to consider the random people that tend to show up out of no were and try to act like their heroes because they can yell at a bunch of kids for riding. It might sound ridiculous, but it happens all the time. Frankly, we can't even build our own ramps to enjoy in our neighborhoods. We've tried on numerous occasions, and its always ends with those neighbors who see it,complain, and alert the HOA so that they can send us nice fat tickets in our mailbox's.
So think about it. We're can we go ride? I always ask that to the people who kick us out, or yell at us, and they think I'm trying to be smart with them. But they really just don't realize what's going. Their not saving the world by kicking us out a spot, their just adding to an every-growing problem in Tucson. These types of people who are trying to act like saviors need to stop all their complaining, and do what's truly right, and help in the solution. It's actually a lot easier than you think.
-Don't hassle kids just for riding bikes.
-Help out organizations like the Kory Laos foundation
-Check up on Clickedbmx.com for local bmx events that are pushing for a place to ride, AND ATTEND THEM.
Any of those things could help. There's obviously much more that I'm leaving out, but I'm just trying to show you how simple it could be. The ignorance of people in this town has just escalated the problem, to points were things such as the "Zero tolerance rule" is being enforced by TPD, where an officer catching a kid on a bike in a skatepark will automatically lead to arrest, and getting your bike impounded. Which may i add will cost hundreds of dollars to undo.
Wowww. i really didn't mean for this to wind up this long, but i've been waiting for this moment for the last 4 years of my life, and if we can't get Santa Rita skatepark to get opened for bikes, and i have to wait untill im 30 years old to finally enjoy a nice skatepark, I'm going to feel like my whole life was a waste.

Posted by Fred k on 07/21/2009 at 4:06 PM

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