Originally Posted by agreen
What are locals more annoyed at: Visitors driving too fast for their comfort zone trying to keep up or driving too slow? Or, are they just always annoyed no matter what?
Driving? Hardly a visitors problem. Hundreds of thousands of people live in CO and take an annual trip to the mountains. Guess who drives really slow say between Empire and Idaho Springs?
This is a simple thing. If I go to Texas, which happens from time to time for business, you won't know that I am from Colorado, unless you know me. When other people pretty much know where you are from, just by how you are acting, it is going to get old. It's no different than Americans overseas with their loud voices and white sneakers.
There's a legal term called "nuisance", which is based on the concept of the right to quiet enjoyment. In an HOA contract, it might read something like this:
"No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on any Lot nor anything done thereon tending to cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance, or nuisance to the neighborhood."
That's all we are asking for. To the extent that Texans correlate to Nuisance, well, there is no reason to wonder and they are hardly alone. Any amped up male subgroup emboldened by dickhead cultural mores is going to travel like the ice cream truck that won't go away.
But let's be honest - skiing polarizes around Nuisance and those used to being able to treat Nuisance via NIMBY. And Nuisance is winning, as it always does.