As if mountain biking wasn’t dangerous enough already, now we gotta be on the lookout for terrorists. Well, eco-terrorists, that is – and if you ride in Lubbock, TX you should be safe now that David Knape is behind bars.
Apparently local riders had been finding broken glass and nails on the trails – and neck-level trip wires between trees – for almost a year before Knape was finally apprehended. At least one mountain bike rider was seriously injured when he was flung off his bike after hitting one of the wires. It turns out Knape is an environmentalist who was concerned about mountain bikers and hikers damaging the local environment and the trip wires were his way of showing his love for the earth.
Fortunately the mountain bikers of Lubbock weren’t easily bullied and they continued to ride until Knape was caught. It was one of those mountain bikers, Dewayne Wallace, who finally caught Knape in the act and brought him to justice. Nice work Dewayne, thanks for keeping us all a little safer on the trails!