There are 66 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jun 13, 2010, titled Historic: 8-year-old Reilly Johnson crosses the finish line first i.... In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:Everyone knew the 100th running of the Dipsea Race would be special. Few could have guessed that an 8-year-old girl would steal the show.
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#62 Jun 15, 2010
So mcManus just got his ass kicked by an 8 year old girl???
#63 Jun 15, 2010
If this was about democracy then the majority would rule. It is funny that you claim to not be anit-bike but then go on to make statements like "overrun, overrule and trample".
By the way there are lots of state parks with legal single track trails. There are even legal singletrack trails on the mountain and PRNS if you know where to look. Have you ever heard of China Camp? Lots of legal single track there. It is only the MMWD that keeps these antiquated rules that were a knee jerk reaction the scare tactics of the likes of Terri and Mike Vandeman.
Trail riding is much safer than riding fire roads. The width of the trails do not allow the unsafe speeds like fireroads do.
#64 Jun 18, 2010
Even though I responded in the second person I wasn't directing my comments only to you. I'm responding to all of naysayers. I don't know you from Adam.
I'm judgmental but I don't impose my personal beliefs onto other people. I don't believe in abortion but I'll never vote to ban abortion. It's one thing to have values for yourself and it's another entirely to force them on others. I'm fine with people stating their opinions as long as they don't create rules and laws that diminish others quality of life.
#65 Jun 20, 2010
Reilly is a hero to all those youngster who sit and/or play indoor computer games or simply find outdoor activity needless.
Her action merely says...go outside , walk, run or skip! Just go outside into the fresh air and participate in outside activities. You don't need to be a marathoner to know the benefits of exercise. Reilly is a true example of youth fitness. She is strong and filled with inner energy. Long live the Dipsea and the example the race sets for ALL ages . GO REILLY!!!
#66 Jun 20, 2010
Reilly runs like the wind...it is her gift. For all who have negative thoughts or comments...take a deep breath and believe in our youth! Perhaps they have something to show us and for us to believe in.........
#67 Jul 28, 2010
Much safer? Really, single track riding. Clearly you have never been running up the Yolanda trail and met a mountain biker peeling down the far side.
Yes I have heard of China Camp you turkey. Who do you think built the trails? Me and my crew when I was in the Youth Conservation Corps.
I do not think it is a knee jerk reaction. Sorry, people are jerks and a few spoil it for the rest. Why do you think safe and sane fireworks are now illegal. 1000.00 fine for sparklers? Really?
Oh and what about the illegal trails? Even in places where single track riding is legal, mountain bikers are putting in illegal jumps, tearing up the terrain and adding more trails. I remember one guy saying "more trails deeper into the woods so I can go more places"..Really? Seriously? Haven't we all screwed up the environment enough?
Spare me the "poor mountain bikers" issue or we are the majority so we win. Doh! What a bunch of stupidness. Come back when you can be more meaningful.
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