Bannister Complex Levee

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Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Sasquatch1413 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:40 am

Did an urban ride last night and cut around the levees of the Bannister Federal Complex. SUV comes out of nowhere and flashes the blue and reds. They were civil but stated the levees where federal property and told us to leave and never come back. I always wondered but never saw any posted signs of any sort. Anyone else been stopped riding through there?
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Possum » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:43 am

We've been through there twice already on trots this season. No issues.
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Sasquatch1413 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:56 am

Yeah I've ridden through there many times before that without issue. Looking at the parcel maps, it is on Federal Property. I wonder if security guards are just patrolling it more now that its mostly shut down.
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby watts888 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:03 am

I'm not surprised that they don't want you on it. Just like levees near the Kansas river that aren't open for use (yet). Federally owned land, plus I think it's part of the flood protection aspect, although I don't know how well that flood protection would work. If you look at the site closely, there are a lot of unprotected low lying points. Was this on the east side near where 95th Terrace and Blue Ridge meet?
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Muther » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:08 am

It has been a while since I have been through there, but I do know that the federal cops there are a bit weird. I used to have customers in there. There is a Marine corp data center still there, and I believe the Honeywell (Bendix) plant is still there. The GSA (tmk) is gone. The cops at both places take their jobs quite seriously.

Also, having had "experience" with other levee's around town, I decided that unless they were specifically marked as a public place to ride, I'd stay off of them.
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby breed007 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:27 am

Anyone up for an Ammon Bundy-style occupation of the levees?

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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Olathejoe » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:01 pm

breed007 wrote:Anyone up for an Ammon Bundy-style occupation of the levees?


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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Muther » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:09 pm

breed007 wrote:Anyone up for an Ammon Bundy-style occupation of the levees?


No.


My experiences with levees have not exactly been the highlight of my life. I'd rather not relive the memories.
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Postby Anejo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:05 am

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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby Lawson_Raider » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:34 am

breed007 wrote:Anyone up for an Ammon Bundy-style occupation of the levees?


I thought you said Al Bundy...nevermind.
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Re: Bannister Complex Levee

Postby shoffner » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:48 pm

Muther wrote:
breed007 wrote:Anyone up for an Ammon Bundy-style occupation of the levees?


No.


My experiences with levees have not exactly been the highlight of my life. I'd rather not relive the memories.


You need to ride faster.

And most levees are public land under management by local flood control/drainage districts that are regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. You have every right to be there, just like on the river. Public land is public land, even if it has a fence/gate up. Believe me, KVDD tried to "tresspass" me once and I told them to go ahead and call the cops to arrest me for using public land. They let me pedal away.

Missouri, Kansas, and Blue River river levees are pretty much all fair game.
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