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Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Mr. Severson, a little colorado bicycle law for you AND the cycling dicks:

When to take a lane"A bicyclist may take the travel lane where traffic is slow and the lane is narrow, there is no shoulder or bike lane, when approaching an intersection, or if you are moving at the same speed as the flow of traffic. Moving to the center of the lane establishes your position and prevents motorists from passing until there’s enough room."

https://www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped/information-for-bicyclists/2008bikemanual.pdf

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Posted by Random Citizen on 09/08/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Mr. Severson, a little colorado bicycle law for you AND the cycling dicks:

When to take a lane"A bicyclist may take the travel lane where traffic is slow and the lane is narrow, there is no shoulder or bike lane, when approaching an intersection, or if you are moving at the same speed as the flow of traffic. Moving to the center of the lane establishes your position and prevents motorists from passing until there’s enough room." https://www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped/information-for-bicyclists/2008bikemanual.pdf

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Posted by Random Citizen on 09/08/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

Can someone without a chip on their shoulder please comment? Mr.MCHASSERSON and Mr. Severson are obviously upset about SOMETHING..... Hasn't one of them gotten upset with the Jack Quinns' running club as well....?

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Posted by Random Citizen on 09/08/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

As cyclists though we also need to set positive examples as well. Last night I saw a group of 30-40 cyclists deliberately blocking the width of the single south bound lane in downtown while a dozen cars were backed up behind them. This does one thing: Pisses off car owners and that then negatively affects the rest of us who can show a little respect on the road.

Another common infraction is blowing through stop signs & red lights. This is the #1 complaint I've heard non cyclists share with me as to why they dislike cyclists.

In both cases, cyclists being dicks sadly does not reflect only on them.....but you then risk putting the rest of us responsible cyclists in danger of such retaliation tactics as mentioned above.

But show car owners some respect? You get respect. Also, work on getting non biking friends even on the simplest of bikes to grow our numbers of people on bikes.

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Posted by Jon Severson on 09/08/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

As a driver and a biker I understand that physics is the only law that matters in vehicle vs bike encounters. I'm not willing to bet my life that human laws will prevent drivers from running me over. There are some roads in town that have no shoulders that many bikers frequent (30th from GoG to Filmore!) and are high traffic roads. I've seen RV's going in opposite directions cause accidents because they're passing each other and there is a biker on the road. Sudden braking and maneuvering to avoid collisions cause collisions. Drivers need to be aware of bikers - and bikers need to be aware of traffic flow and physics.

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Posted by Darrell Judd on 09/08/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Cyclists say their lives are at risk from road-raging motorists

There are far too many cars on the road for cycling. Whenever I use to ride, it was as far on the shoulder as possible, or on the sidewalk. I got use to it because it was the safest thing for me. If these morons can't get it through their thick heads that most roads aren't bike friendly, then they deserve what they get.

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Posted by Josh Mchasserson on 09/08/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

Nice of them to take a bow, but guess what? The repair job done on the Austin Bluffs Parkway at Union Blvd was very poorly done. It will clearly require additional work. Apparently nobody can be trusted nowadays.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/07/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “City inspectors watch contractors to be sure road projects are done right

They could go a long way towards keeping the roads in good shape if they simply pulled the blasted weeds out of the medians and shoulders...

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Posted by Tannim on 09/07/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

I wonder how many of the artists represented in the worlds great museums have terminal degrees........

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Posted by hippyhelper on 09/06/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “CC and the FAC finalize details of takeover agreement

This move is nothing more than an act of desperation. Entities like this need to foster community interest, something that the FAC mostly failed at. Unfortunately Colorado College isn't much better at it, thus I expect this place to continue as a backwater destination instead of the jewel it really could be.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 09/06/2016 at 11:27 AM
Posted by TruB on 09/02/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

People going out of their way to tell you what to do, or think are_______
Unless of course you agree with their thoughts.
What is freedom?

Posted by 4Common Sense on 09/02/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

Here’s more on mental health parity: Check the safe harbor for outpatient benefits at --http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=2973

Posted by JEngdahlJ on 09/02/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “CO House District 18 race is assured

Pete, thanks for the great representation you have given us! It's been a pleasure knowing you have our backs. We have yours in November!

Posted by Paula George on 09/01/2016 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Explosives, junk contribute to Vista Grande neighborhood tensions

The article on John Britten was missing some important details I was interested in finding out. How long has Mr. Britten's family been in the Springs, what about the father (i.e. past military), which schools did the family attend (i.e. D11), past employers, who introduced him to drugs in the Springs, etc. In short, was Mr. Britten and his family typical long term residents of the Springs or are they from another community where these issues are also a problem and they came to the Springs on their slide down the ladder (continuous police, courts, and jail cycle)? Please let us know.

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Posted by TFC on 08/31/2016 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

My Lord is coming to earth from glory. I am waiting for that home coming day. Exactly what the Bible is telling us. Having an open BIBLE on the desk at Peterson Air Force base
gave more and more time of reminding that our only God was the only God from the beginning and the end.

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Posted by Aaron Alokoa on 08/31/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Fountain Creek district is poised to tackle a long list of flood-control projects

Trying to restore to the past what Nature has decided to make into the present is a fool's errand.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Efforts are underway to improve mental health care in Colorado, but there's a long road ahead

With the advent of DSM-V declaring everything to be a mental illness, this initiative needs to fail, period. Using vice taxes to influence behavior simply doesn't work, and the first key to mental health reform is not more money but smarter diagnosis and treatment by unbiased and competent professionals, of which the profession is sorely lacking.

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Posted by Tannim on 08/31/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “When students develop intellectual property on campus, who owns the rights?

No one. Ideas are non-scarce and therefore not subject to private ownership. "IP" is illegitimate property rights.

Posted by Mike Morris on 08/30/2016 at 4:12 AM

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