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Thank You, Big Lake Bike Path Plower

Community Thank You for an outstanding job of clearing the snow and ice off the Bike/Pedestrian paths. Just after I took this picture a woman was jogging past and a man was walking on the path.

You're truly an asset to the Community.

Photo by Dennis Garrett

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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Anna on Wednesday, December 07 2016 @ 11:58 AM AKST
It's also great for the Big Lake Elementary kids on their field trips.

Thank you!
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Thank You
Authored by: A Big Lake Resident on Wednesday, December 07 2016 @ 12:31 PM AKST
Thank you! (Whoever you are).
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Henry on Thursday, December 08 2016 @ 06:19 PM AKST
Thank you, it's nice to ride my bike on.

And to you motorized lazy drunks: Stay Off the Bike Path. I'm glad that you will be ticketed and hopefully arrested for DUI and your 4-wheeler impounded.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 09:42 AM AKST
Wow! What hatred, So it's "nice" for you to ride your bike on the multi use trail, but want to ban 4 wheelers from using it.
Typical holier than thou attitude from someone who wants to discriminate against other recreational users just because they somehow find it offends their sensibilities. Probably one of those people who doesn't even live in Big Lake or pay any taxes here.
We 4 wheel riders don't have a problem sharing the trail with bike riders and joggers, so just take a deep breath and calm down.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Henry on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 03:22 PM AKST
It's not hatred, but perhaps a bit more vitriol that was required.

Why can't the motorized users stay on the right side of the road, where there is a trail? Is it because of your "Entitlement" or "Privilege"? I'm seriously interested in the mindset of someone so arrogant and blatantly inconsiderate of their fellow Citizens as to drive a vehicle that costs as much as a car on a path that is by law intended for non-motorized vehicles.

Perhaps you are merely ignorant, and hopefully you will seek enlightenment.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Henry on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 03:38 PM AKST
My tone may have come off as insulting, so here is some information to better educate you and your fellow enthusiasts, and perhaps we can all get along:

REGISTRATION AND ALASKA’S LAW
ATVs For Off-Road Use ONLY: It is illegal to ride an ATV, or any other
off-road vehicle such as a snowmobile, on any highway or public parking place in
Alaska. While all motor vehicles driven on such places are required by law to be
registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles, ATVs do not comply with the
Federal Department of Transportation standards for tires and rims, or Federal
emission standards, ATVs are deemed unsafe for road use and cannot be registered
as motor vehicles.
Your ATV can be impounded and removed to a safe area if it is found being
operated on or occupying a roadway because it is not a licensed or registered motor
vehicle.
Some municipalities in Alaska have ordinances that allow ATVs to be
driven on roadways under specific conditions. Check with local law enforcement
officers for any such regulations. Your community might have designated
recreational ATV areas. Check with your local Parks and Recreation department for
this information.

See: http://www.dps.state.ak.us/pio/releas...0Guide.pdf

Clearly you are knowingly and willfully violating the laws. What else are you into?
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Henry on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 03:48 PM AKST
Getting back to the point, I'd like to thank the Citizens of Big Lake that contribute and don't feel the need to take away from the Community Effort and make it a better place to live. I hope that we can all get along and not fight over what some see as their rights.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, December 12 2016 @ 03:55 PM AKST
The Foodboy Parking lot is Private Property, as is many of the trails that I ride on, so your argument is invalid. Go ahead and call me in to the Troopers, they are busy. Sounds like a bunch of busybodies just trying to mess with people. I forgot what this is about but I vote no, and I'll ride where ever I want.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, December 12 2016 @ 05:08 PM AKST
You're a real sourdough, aren't you? Bought some property, probably scrub, and now you're the Dude, right?
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Thank You
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 03:52 PM AKST
Nah Man, this is Big Lake and if I could drive my boat to the Liquor Store then stand aside! I have the Right of Way! Beware My Wake!
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Thank You
Authored by: Henry on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 04:04 PM AKST
I hope it doesn't take a kid being run over in a stroller on the bike path by an atv or snowmachine to get some enforcement.

I've seen close calls, it's only a matter of time if we don't do something. Like keeping motorized vehicles off the paved paths.

Have any of you seen the fences and blocking that property owners are putting up to keep you from trespassing upon their property? A Utility Easement is not a Right-Of-Way. When you trespass you are ruining it for everyone else, and reducing the number of potentially friendly property owners that would let you recreate. How can you be oblivious to the pushback from property owners, that pay taxes, to your incursions?
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Thank You
Authored by: A Big Lake Resident on Sunday, December 11 2016 @ 04:18 PM AKST
Those are some valid points that I hadn't considered. Maybe this will help up to get along as you said.
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Xiomara on Monday, December 12 2016 @ 03:48 PM AKST
Woah, I think we all need to slow down here. I've read the comments and I think Henry has the facts on his side. This isn't Bethel or Kotz, or Dodge City. I have lived here for over 20 years, went to school here, and my family owns property and pays taxes. But that doesn't give us the right to defy the laws, especially the Laws of Change. Old-Timers, I have great respect for you and what you have done, but times are a changin'. Remember when you could smoke in the Mall? Now you have to go outside, and you do it. Because change is inevitable, like how dripping water wears away the hardest rocks.

I hope this can be resolved peacefully, and there is no law preventing you from driving your machines on the other side of the road where there is an established trail. Why not use that?
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Thank You Big Lake Bike Path Plower
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, December 13 2016 @ 03:50 PM AKST
I'd like it if we could tone it down and discuss the options available for our fellow citizens. Obviously there is a passionate debate from all sides going on here. Like a previous poster said, we can get along.
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