make sure to read the comments after the story
In January, the city council passed an ordinance banning bikes on most of the town's streets, especially the main thoroughfares. Copp says with all the busses, trucks and cars already trying to crowd the historic town's narrow streets, the addition of bikes is a hazard.
Deagol said:There is a common theme in the comments after any cycling related story around here where the readers accuse cyclists of making the roads more dangerous for drivers. It would be pretty funny were it not for the fact that many of the drivers around here fly around in large "monster-truck" style pick-ups or SUV's and probably wouldn't even feel the collision if they were to hit a cyclist.
Anyone that has been to/through BlackHawk knows that the roads leading into that town are particularly ill-suited for cycling.Deagol said:Back to Black-hawk, it is an old mining town that became a gambling town several years ago. There is something about gambling that seems to draw the most unhealthy people and attitudes together. It's a sickness. The incidence of drunk driving on the narrow mountain/canyon road leading up to that town has increased
Idaho Springs?danjo007 said:WTF! im actually going taking my bike to denver in september for a holiday, and riding through the rockies!!!! i was basing a few rides from idaho springs, and could have quite easily gone through blackhawk!!
rhubroma said:......Such Americans are living in a little world all by themselves where real human beings don't exist anymore......
rhubroma said:America continues to dumbfound us all. The truly remarkable comment, though I'm hardly surprised by it, is the bit about tax payers and who has the right to use the road.
Such Americans are living in a little world all by themselves where real human beings don't exist anymore, only artificial human beings. They are quite happy to live in their artificial world and don't even realize that they are existing in a most unnatural state. And the rest of the world of real society and real human beings, is just as happy that these dreadful Americans stay put in their grotesque existence and artificial environment, and would of course never want to have such gastly creatures leave their bubble and come visit the rest of civilization.