Sorry, I should let this pass (it is a nit in the bigger picture of even entitled 1st World problems), butt, ....I have to reply.
This is not about Mr. @biknut
= not one word ever stated he has had this most excellent, custom, electric motorcycle on a bicycle trail, just a pic which may have been a cross-road.
It is simply about following the law.
The machine pictured in post #1 is a beautiful machine. Owned lovingly for many years, by a man (my ~age) and upgraded by his knowledgeable hands to a higher level of performance. Which he will ride many years. That is great, wonderful and applaudable. I 100% get it and empathize.
Here is a bicycle I have owned over 20 years and upgraded to higher levels of performance a few times. By my own hand.
It goes faster than 25mph. As do the other dozen road pedal bikes I have ready to roll.
I believe in ebikes, One less car on the road maybe. An older person off the couch maybe. Outside is healthier than inactivity.
But the wonderful machine in post #1 is not a bicycle. Not even if anyone wants to believe
it is a bicycle simply because it has pedals ('seldom used'). Legally speaking, it is not a bicycle or even an e-bike, because the motor is over 6x what is allowed by state law. If it weighs 100#, that is a second disqualifier. It IS an electric, off-road capable machine. Attractive, powerful, good range, etc. Just not a bicycle. Keep 30mph motored machines off bike trails/multi-use paths. Keep 55mph capable machines off multi-use trails with 1mph capable toddlers, 2mph adults, 3mph dogs on-leash and distracted zero mph people with headphones, earbuds, binoculars, etc. who have the right of way.
It is simply about following rules designed for the safety of all.
Texas is big, ride your motorcycles anywhere but walking, running, skating, cycling paths.
Even cycling groups that routinely ride fast should stay off trails.
The right thing to do.
Who opposes that?