or are there??? See im from the UK where we have much-love english, beautiful countryside (although i know thes US has some fine examples too). Believe or ont i was raised in the country since my last years of primary education so im familiar with steppin on cow's mess and jumping over fences and riding thru fields and walkin hills and valleys and jumpin stream and ting. But my fam was one of the few who weren't white. this has affected my outlook no doubt and these days u wont find this brotha in the gym with the rest pumping serious iron, or on the running track or in the football field. this wierd unusual brotha's main sport is....cross-country trekking. it is starting to become a regular occurence to find me up on some mountain range in any given part of europe battling against snow and ting...and actually still enjoying it! i've only ever known 2 other proper black trekkers in my life. and thats only bcus our sport bought us togther like that. and we all wonder why the countryside in general whether it be forests, lakes, valleys or mountians, seem to be filled with those who are not black. is the countryside and its outdoor persuits really only for the white guys? considering the black race comes from an astoundingly wonderous continent of such natural beauty where our ancestors knew their land and explored it so much. and dont quote me the dudes in the south US who livbe near the swaps, im talkin about all these brothas and sistas in new york and jersey and san fran and LA and whatever. in any given city u'll find nuff white guys going out into countrysides so why not us? is it finance? or attitude? lack of adveenture? other priorities? is the mordern black man an urban-dweller by default? jus' scribblin.