I know lots of people who throw this term around.
In fact, all of the people I know who say #nodignoride have trails I’ve ridden at without digging. Maybe that makes me an asshole, but it also makes their words meaningless and silly. Especially if you ride at the Post Office, dropping tough talk like #nodignoride is transparent and meaningless.
Also, can we just talk about what a dumb policy #nodignoride is? There are two fundamental problems with this buzz phrase:
1. Summer. It’s this part of the year where the sun comes out and bakes everything rock hard. This is both the best time to ride trails, and the worst time to work on them. Yeah, you can clear new lines and make rough piles of dirt during the summer, but unless you have mega access to water you aren’t shaping or building anything new during the summer. Digging during the summer requires either a pick axe or heavy equipment, and using a backhoe doesn’t really count as “digging” anyway. Most real digging happens in the other three seasons.
2. Friends. I don’t have any, but here’s a hypothetical: when you have a friend visit from out of town during, just for the sake of argument, summer, are you going to say “sorry, it’s too dry to dig, so I guess you can’t ride.” Really? You’re an idiot.
#nodignoride could just be translated to #idigsometimesandiwanteveryonetoknowaboutitsoiinventedthishastagsopeopleknowhowcoreiam
Also, I chose photos of BMX trail spots because mountain bike trails suck. The only exception is the jungle maybe. Maybe.