It would solve the noise issue - and if battery technology ever gets good enough to give decent range, I'll be the first to jump on all electric vehicles. The older I get the more noise bothers me - got so now I wear ear plugs whenever I'm on the dirt bike, quad...even the John Deere.I guess it will be nice when Bikes, quads sxs all go electric... maybe solve the noise issue?
Well, that is just awful and unacceptable. I am a ham operator and I understand how important communication can be in an emergency. I did not mean to imply I was that much of an extremist. What that person did has nothing to do with noise pollution.It would solve the noise issue - and if battery technology ever gets good enough to give decent range, I'll be the first to jump on all electric vehicles. The older I get the more noise bothers me - got so now I wear ear plugs whenever I'm on the dirt bike, quad...even the John Deere.
But it goes much deeper than noise. There's a subset of people out there who, once they are out of the city and in the wilderness, want to see NOTHING but wilderness. That's why, when you see a wilderness boundary sign (lots of wilderness in my area), you'll see it prohibits things like bicycles and hand gliders. View attachment 640108
Worse, we are now experiencing what I call "Ecovandalism". I climbed (yes, I hike also) one of the peaks in a nearby mountain range and found this destruction to an emergency communications relay station solar panel. And then the idiot that did this had the gall to brag about it in the nearby Sierra Club Peaks register - stating how he/she hated the evidence of anything human!
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You on a very thin ice with your argument since you have a gas powered rig that you drive to get to remote trailheads. You need to be a bit more self reflective. From your perspective, moto's are obnoxious. From my buddies perspective who lives on a bit of land, grows much of his own food, is a vegetarian and doesn't own a car and hates that he has to battle big RV's on the road whilst trying to ride his bike, your lifestyle is obnoxious. What about some of the folks that live on these rural roads you visit, I'm sure they'd gladly do without the traffic, yours or others, after all it's their backyard why do that have to deal with you coming out to visit it? It's all relative and pretty shortsighted on your part not to recognize that.Well, that is just awful and unacceptable. I am a ham operator and I understand how important communication can be in an emergency. I did not mean to imply I was that much of an extremist. What that person did has nothing to do with noise pollution.
My original post was meant to be as much of a poking fun at someone as much as anything. When people started jumping on me about it, I got more defensive and I remember the many miserable camping and hiking experiences I've had relative to noise pollution.
As a goodwill gesture, I want provide a few links regarding the impact of noise on nature.
This one explains how noise can impact the natural world and how it is becoming a problem for animals that live there:
This is a link to the most remote places in each state (something I am hoping to take advantage of):
With virtually every inch of the Earth mapped and cataloged, and with ongoing population growth, it’s harder nowadays to traverse unspoiled terrain in the United States. The population density of the United States today is 20 times what it was in 1790. In high income nations like the United...247wallst.com
This is a map of the quietest places in America:
Another article on the the last place on earth without noise:
In a noisy world, is there anywhere left that remains utterly silent? Rachel Nuwer discovers there’s at least one human sound you can never escapewww.bbc.com