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Law needs to be obeyed — and enforced

April 26, 2018

To the editor: Last May 1 my wife and I were returning from a wonderful bicycle ride and were about a half a mile away from home, headed north on Rose Garden Terrace....

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May-14-18 8:55 AM

I agree that the laws should be obeyed. I do think it is irresponsible and dangerous for bicycles to be in the road in Cape Coral. There are too many cars and not enough room for bikes on most roads. I would not ride a bike out there. It is dangerous enough inside a truck. Good luck, but try a different sport, you'll live longer.

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Apr-28-18 12:43 PM

Interesting...g-i-r-t-h is an excluded word???

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Apr-28-18 12:40 PM

The last one's name embarrassed me so I opted to leave it alone since I was heading back to Tn. in a few days.

I did write an op-ed in the News Press about it. They often posted my op-eds until I stopped writing since the advent of THE PAY WALL.

I recall the reason for my embarrassment was his name plate read Barack and I was such a fan I just let it go. Yeh, I am a flawed human too.

I could see why he was not enamoured with fitness by his ***** and the grunt when he got out of the patrol car.

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Apr-28-18 8:51 AM

The basic problem with bike and car traffic in many cases (not in this case)is that bikes are using roads designed for auto traffic, not for bikes. Where I live we have miles and miles of great country bike lanes and near zero traffic neighborhoods, miles and miles of safe travel for bikes yet these areas often won't be used. Instead of enjoying the miles of bike lanes, there will be a line of traffic backed up trying to get to work around a bike or three going down a public highway not designed for bikes causing delays, confusion, and the potential for bike or auto accidents. How a liberal time-tested wack-job can turn this conversation into a "racial Issue" is simply liberal stupid and laughable as always. Plenty of minorities (like myself)have ridden for years and ride daily in the Cape without issue. Grow up.

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Apr-27-18 12:29 PM

Did you get the officer's badge number? Report him to the Police and contact your Council member

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Apr-27-18 7:34 AM

Mr Camas, my heart felt sympathy for your wife. I hope she has a full recovery.

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Apr-27-18 7:32 AM

Mr Camas I have experienced the same ignorance and callousness from LCSO deputies as a cyclist. There is a culture of hatred toward cyclists in Lee County – unwillingness to share the roads. On two separate incidents I attempted to engage them regarding harassment and overt threats from drivers of cars. This incompetence flows up and down the LCSO hierarchy. Surely there are responsible deputies though.

It is reminiscent of racial discrimination. In fact I discussed this with a Black friend and had to concede to a reply that shouldn’t have been shocking. “If you think you are being discriminated against or abused for riding on Lee Co. roads try to recall if you have seen Blacks riding alone or in small numbers on the road.”

I admitted I never had. He gave me knowing look.

The same behavior from dog walkers to maintain control of their dogs is common. Expect belligerent responses when calling attention to the risky situation they pose for cyclists.

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