CYCLISTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CYCLISTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Cyclists do pay their way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407869-82/cyclists-pay-law-charity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407869-82/cyclists-pay-law-charity.html.csp">Letter: Cyclists do pay their way</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:38:44.606-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s unclear if Mr. Kuehn got tangled in a bike race or charity or tour ride in Morgan (“Pay your way, cyclists,” Sept. 10), but event promoters are required to obtain road permits which can be very expensive. Riders pay registration fees to participate, and unfortunately, the roads are rarely closed. If Mr. K has any familiarity with endurance events (i.e. running or biking), he should know that athletes don’t stop during the course of those events and law enforcement officers monitor key inter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407869@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:38:44 MDT Letter: WVC frustrates residents who want to cycle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378262-82/valley-west-cycling-cyclists.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378262-82/valley-west-cycling-cyclists.html.csp">Letter: WVC frustrates residents who want to cycle</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:52:02.511-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The recent letter by Thomas Jackson (“West Valley won’t support safe cycling,” August 29) saying that West Valley City is not helping cyclists hit the nail on the head! I have been cycling from west to east across this valley for over 30 years as a commuter or for pleasure, and I have always seen that the ratio of cyclists on the roads or bike trails is about 50 cyclists in the north, east, or south compared to the one cyclist on the west side of the valley. Now I understand the correlation betw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378262@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:52:02 MDT Letter: Follow these simple road rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352078-82/cyclists-road-rules-absorbed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352078-82/cyclists-road-rules-absorbed.html.csp">Letter: Follow these simple road rules</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:11:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tom Boyce’s (“Treat all cyclists as self-absorbed children,” August 22) and Richard Middleton’s (“Cyclists need to follow rules of road,” August 26) comments on road safety address only part of the problem. Safety on our roads depends on everyone: 1) following the rules (law) so that behavior is predictable. (Don’t swerve from the middle lane to exit at the last possible moment.) 2) paying attention and not being distracted or under the influence while operating a moving vehicle of any kind (be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352078@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp">Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.432-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am tired of all these letters regarding inconsiderate and self-absorbed cyclists and motorists. Not a day goes by where I do not see a cyclist and/or driver exhibiting poor behavior on the road. I have seen more than my fair share of both cyclists and motorists blowing stops signs, not staying in their lane, failure to yield, etc, etc. — all of which have damn near hit me while on my bike or in my car. The vast majority of cyclists and motorists need a serious dose of driving school 101. I am ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343123@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Letter: Cyclists need to follow rules of road http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338287-82/cyclists-absorbed-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338287-82/cyclists-absorbed-lake-salt.html.csp">Letter: Cyclists need to follow rules of road</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.739-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tom Boyce’s letter (“Treat all cyclists as self-absorbed children,” Aug. 24) will doubtless infuriate the cycling community, but it makes a serious point: cyclists in Salt Lake need to understand that they are using a vehicle on the public road, and this brings obligations. I grew up a cyclist; in Europe during and after WWII there wasn’t any choice! I cycled to school, to my first job, and throughout my college years (to keep the medieval city functional my university, Oxford, sensibly preve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338287@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT Letter: Treat all cyclists as self-absorbed children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319257-82/absorbed-cyclists-self-treat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319257-82/absorbed-cyclists-self-treat.html.csp">Letter: Treat all cyclists as self-absorbed children</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:20:02.279-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To the L3 Employee who blew out of the parking lot recently with no regard for the fact that my car would have to brake or swerve to avoid you. You should know that your life was saved because, years ago, I decided that it would be wise to treat all cyclists I see on the road as self-absorbed children with a heightened sense of entitlement and a diminished capacity to understand their own mortality. My decision was not only shown to be prudent when I slowed to account for your lack of yielding t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319257@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 6, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58269894-227/bike-tooele-lehi-millermotorsports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58269894-227/bike-tooele-lehi-millermotorsports.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 6, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T08:46:49.642-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune 2014 Tour of Utah leading cyclists pass by Utah Lake near Pelican Point during Wednesday's 118.3-mile stage from Lehi to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, August 6, 2014.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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