It was hot that day in 1975 when Richard L. Biederman found himself in a war he had no stake in. As an American, from Minnesota, he traveled halfway around the world to fight in the bush of Africa. He had come here because, while the fight was not his, he agreed with the underlying philosophy of one of the belligerents. The place was Rhodesia and Richard L. Biederman was a mercenary.
Today, a new type of mercenary is arising. Instead of being armed with a rifle, they come armed with important sounding titles and resumes. They are professionals, hired by anti-mountain bikers to prop up some sort of an argument against mountain biking access. They write letters and reports, all with doom and gloom descriptions of what happens if mountain biking is allowed at a location.
What happens when professionals are hired by those opposed to trails to write reports in opposition to a trail project? Is there anything you can do to prevent this? Can you counteract it when it happens? What do these types of situations mean for the larger concept of facts & truth?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.