The beautiful mountain roads throughout Watauga County are magnets for motorcycle riders from all over the country. However, many (not all) of these motorcycles are driven at decibel levels which simply aren’t acceptable in an area as naturally peaceful and serene as this area.
While some local community leaders may argue that these riders are significant to the local economy, it seems more likely that they simply pass through this area leaving much less peacefulness in their wake. Also, the residents here who pay the taxes (which build and maintain the local roads) have a right to enjoy their property without this significant intrusion into their quality of life.
Who’s rights should we be considering as paramount, the right of riders to make noise on our roads or the rights of the residents here to enjoy the area in which they have put down roots?