John Harvey answered all my questions in less that 200 words in a comment on WB's blog. I get a similarly warm and fuzzy feeling from Ken Fosters emails on bikeposse. They are the only two people I have ever heard talk about local trails that seemed to have a balanced view, knew what they were talking about and had talked to local officials about said issues.
This is 2009 isn't it? We'll probably be clearing trails with light sabers in a couple of years so why not use some of this new fangled technology to disseminate some info? FOTL tried to create a forum for discussion on their website but it didn't work. Tallahassee is too small. Blogs are great because first you have to post and discussion can happen around the post.
We have leaders, real leaders, amongst us who are working on these issues without ego or ulterior motive. It's time to follow. If you want to be a leader then learn from them for a few years and and take their place. But you gotta pay your dues first if you want me to follow you.