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Regarding the debate about bikes and cars, I have these thoughts. Recently, I was traveling the back roads of Sharpsburg, and a man was on a bike in front of me. He proceeded to go through seven stop signs without stopping and also did not have his hands on the handle bars. He went through all the stop signs without regard to anyone walking or driving through the intersections. Why do the people in cars have the responsibility of having insurance, plates and inspection when the people on bikes have the right to do whatever they want to do?
When I confronted him at a stop sign, because he was making a right toward St. Mary's Church, I said to him that he went through seven stop signs, and he asked, "Do you have a problem with that?" and I said yes, and he proceeded to make a right in front of me to go toward the church.
Now you know why some people have a problem with people who do ride bicycles. With about 100 miles of trails in the Pittsburgh area and other places like the parks around the area where people can ride their bikes, why do we have to put up with this stuff because they think they own the roads?
When will someone take charge and make the bikers do what is right and make them pay for the right to ride on the roads that I pay for with my gas taxes?
First Published August 28, 2012 12:00 am