Letter to the editor - Lamar Ledger

Letter to the editor - Lamar Ledger

There are 10 comments on the Lamar Ledger story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Letter to the editor - Lamar Ledger. In it, Lamar Ledger reports that:

Well it has been a while since I last wrote so here I go. I have traveled over 7,000 miles on my bike since February 2010.

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Wondering

Rocky Ford, CO

#1 May 4, 2011
I am wondering, did you ever think that maybe when that truck pulled over for you on that two lane road you might have put the driver of that car in danger? When the truck pulled over he was in that drivers lane and where's he suppost to go? In the barpit? The drivers that are in such a hurry that put you in danger, do you suppose they might be in a hurry to get to work to earn a living for their family because they can't afford to ride their bike all day long like you evidently can?

Congrats on being selected to ride in your bike race and good luck but in my humble opinion bikes should be ridden on bike paths and not the busy highway.
The Realist CC

Grand Junction, CO

#2 May 5, 2011
amen
just another guy

United States

#3 May 5, 2011
I am so glad those trucks , which account for many thousands of dollars each year in raxes and fees to build and maintain the roads, pulled over for you, who pay zero road taxes.
Dthizzle

Grand Junction, CO

#4 May 7, 2011
Wow people. This guy has the right idea, we should all get on our bikes more and ride to where we are going. It would save us money and do the earth we live on a big favor. What bike paths do we have that meet a long distance criterea? Maybe we should put a bike lane in all the highways so the people who want to not pollute can ride their "low emission vehicals".
Wondering

Rocky Ford, CO

#5 May 8, 2011
Dthizzle wrote:
Wow people. This guy has the right idea, we should all get on our bikes more and ride to where we are going. It would save us money and do the earth we live on a big favor. What bike paths do we have that meet a long distance criterea? Maybe we should put a bike lane in all the highways so the people who want to not pollute can ride their "low emission vehicals".
Great idea. Then we can raise the fuel tax to pay for the bike lanes. Wait a minute, I just got a thought. If we all ride bikes we won't make any money because we won't sell any fuel.
Old Smoke

Westcliffe, CO

#6 May 8, 2011
Dthizzle wrote:
Wow people. This guy has the right idea, we should all get on our bikes more and ride to where we are going. It would save us money and do the earth we live on a big favor. What bike paths do we have that meet a long distance criterea? Maybe we should put a bike lane in all the highways so the people who want to not pollute can ride their "low emission vehicals".
Schools are closing & we should build a bike path. he-he thats a good idea
menny banks

Grand Junction, CO

#7 May 8, 2011
I was on my bike and rode from one end of town to the other. Then I was thinking that maybe we should close one lane of traffic for bicycles only so we can ride from one end to the other.

The way I look at it, if the gas prices keep going up we will have no option but to ride our bikes from end of an empty shell of a town to the other.
Dthizzle

Grand Junction, CO

#8 May 9, 2011
Wondering wrote:
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Great idea. Then we can raise the fuel tax to pay for the bike lanes. Wait a minute, I just got a thought. If we all ride bikes we won't make any money because we won't sell any fuel.
America imports all its oil anyway. If everyone rode bikes we could still make money. How does not selling fuel relate to making money? I dont think anyone in this town is an oil tycoon...Anyone here related to the Koch brothers?
just another guy

United States

#9 May 10, 2011
Dthizzle wrote:
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America imports all its oil anyway. If everyone rode bikes we could still make money. How does not selling fuel relate to making money? I dont think anyone in this town is an oil tycoon...Anyone here related to the Koch brothers?
The beauty(for government, not us) of the nearly 50 cent per gallon tax is it is included in the price so most people never have a clue they are paying it.
Wondering

Rocky Ford, CO

#10 May 10, 2011
Dthizzle wrote:
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America imports all its oil anyway. If everyone rode bikes we could still make money. How does not selling fuel relate to making money? I dont think anyone in this town is an oil tycoon...Anyone here related to the Koch brothers?
Read my post. The fuel tax helps pay for upkeep on the roads. If we don't sell any fuel we don't collect any tax money to build your bike lanes.

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