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Reader: Boulder cyclists are always pushing on the driver/biker line

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Earlier this week, we shared the story of Boulder triathlete Richie Cunningham's alleged bike-rage incident.

The story drew comments from locals who have strong thoughts about the interaction between motorists and cyclists. Like this one.

Martin Koenigsberg writes:

Are Boulder bikers always pushing on the driver/biker line? Are they incredibly aggressive, self righteous and holier than thou? Yes yes and yes again. But it there any real virulent/violent backlash against them? Probably not. I think the odds are with plain old lack of knowledge or mistake much more. No matter how entitled or obnoxious they become -- we are proud of them and usually over-encourage them. Boulderians love their biking brethren and I've yet to see any serious angry response to the HUNDREDS of poor/illegal/dickheaded biking decisions I've seen in just two years here.... Maybe it does exist... but surely not in Boulder?

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15 comments
Eric Smiles
Eric Smiles

Cyclists are special and no laws apply to them.

Teresa Verplanck
Teresa Verplanck

I almost took out two guys riding bikes side-by-side on 93 rather than having a head on collision with on coming cars. Glad everyone came out unscathed.

Mike Bailey
Mike Bailey

Since when did riding a bike have to do anything with following ANY rules, or riding in the middle of traffic lanes. Am I the only one that thinks this whole thing is just ridiculous?

Michelle Jennings Leary
Michelle Jennings Leary

I think regardless of bikers or motorists behavior, we need to do the RIGHT thing in a given situation. No room for rage from either!!!

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

Bikes belong out on roads about as much as hang gliders and ultra-lights belong up in commercial aviation lanes. It's a great idea - if your goal is to get people killed.

Jackie White
Jackie White

If bikes are allowed on the road, they need to have plates

Kyle Hartman
Kyle Hartman

@Dan- But you fail to understand Bikes are NOT cars. It is vastly more dangerous for everyone involved when bicycles are on the road and not following the rules. Personally I believe we should have separate roads for bikes and they shouldn't be allowed on the normal roads. They do not have the speed of a car or any sort of the protection for the rider. Add on top of that bikers being unsafe on the road and you have a volatile situation.

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

You all blame bikers for breaking rules and being dangerous on the roads. Fact is, you can say the same thing about motorists, and they do it with far more frequency. There's a problem because both cyclists and motorists fail to follow the rules. It's not one side or the other. Team effort, if you get what I'm saying.

Stephan Reuchlein
Stephan Reuchlein

oYes, I was nearly hit by an oncoming vehicle today on a side street in Denver because they were trying to avoid a bicyclist.o

Maat Human
Maat Human

bikers are douchebags on purpose.. get the fuck over...

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Eric Smiles Except for Newton's three laws.  

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

@Dan Cavallari "They do it with far more frequency."  Oh, yes?  I see dozens of cyclists running stop signs and lights on a daily basis.  Only on occasion do I see cars do the same.  Methinks you're confused about the definition of the word "fact."

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