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Law should do better job protecting bicyclists from cars

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Law should do better job protecting bicyclists from cars Re June 27 article, “Driver will not be charged in death of Johnstown musician”: Being a cyclist for the last 40 years, I am always saddened to hear of the death of another cyclist while being passed by a vehicle out on the open road. These type of accidents never have to happen. I suppose most motorist who have not ridden a road bike do not ...

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July 6, 2013
7:05 a.m.

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Eric. It's very heartening to read your letter this morning. It's difficult to get through much of the founding fathers' written work without finding references to "God" or our "Creator." The current effort to completely remove any and all references from the public arena saddens me. Gratitude is one of the rarest human traits.

July 6, 2013
8:47 a.m.

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Well said Eric but for some people money solves everything. We need to travel back in time to the fifties and early sixties to see where we've gone wrong. In the early sixties they separated Church and State and from that point America has been on the decline.

July 6, 2013
8:29 p.m.

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Thank you William Bechtel, well said on all points. Stunning that there doesn't seem to be any interest (media?) in following up on the "investigation" of this cyclist' death.
- Another long time cyclist

July 6, 2013
9 p.m.

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Eric & muggy, the references to a deity in the founding fathers' work was strictly deist. It made no reference to Jesus, Christ, salvation, or Christian doctrines in general. It was generic.

Neither Franklin nor Adams nor Jefferson believed in anything like the deity you're trying to get the rest of us to bow down to. I suspect the same was true of many other founding fathers.

So quit your missionary work.

July 10, 2013
5:24 p.m.

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William Bechte, there are riding trails that run along the river from Amsterdam all the way to Troy and maybe further. Coming around a curve doing the posted speed limit and all of a sudden coming upon not only one or more cyclists but also multiple autos coming in the other direction is unsafe for everyone. It is unfortunate, but the roads are used in more than 99% of the time by autos not bikes.

July 15, 2013
2:58 p.m.

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What happens if you come around a curve doing the posted speed limit and all of a sudden come upon a pile of fallen rocks? It is drivers' responsibility to BE PREPARED. There are also interstate highways from Amsterdam to Troy -- where motorists should encounter no cyclists.