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Pat West. I looked up the laws under CDOT for riding a bike, and that is NOT what I see.
Rules of the Road*
Ride on the right
Riding on the right doesn’t mean hugging the curb or edge
of the road. It means riding as far right as practicable and
still being safe from debris, obstacles and traffic.
That's rather clear. As far as lawsuits. I agree, no one should, but it will happen because of the lack of crowd control. It's called "crowd control" for a reason...to control the crowds. People will push and shove to see. Fans, like the riders, were encroaching on other people's space. NOT sharing the road.
You might find this good to read, or even print out. http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/bikeped/bike-ped-manual/2008-02-rules-of-the-road.pdf/view
I see a on coming lawsuit for pain, suffering, and damages for poor crowd control. Nothing roped, no one keeping the crowd back. I feel sorry for those harmed, but in the end this could have been avoided.
I am a person who suffers the outcome of GMOs. My thyroid no longer works. WHY??? Because I lived as a vegetarian for many years using allot of soy, and of course corn. Corn and Soy were modified after WWII to block livestock's ability to metabolize the food they eat, and therefore GAIN WEIGHT. After generation of this we are seeing the effect of GMOs on the public. We eat the soy, corn, and the flesh of the animals that eat the soy and corn. Here is a news flash for you. There is NO such thing as Organic Soy, it flat out does not exist. One just has to take a look around and see the outcome of over weight people and know that this is the out come of a really bad idea. Infusing our food with Round Up, or the DNA of a Fire Beetle is insane. One Fire Beetle will kill a horse. Studies in Europe (who have ban most GMOs and requires labels) have cut open the stomach of these animals that have eaten this corn to find abscesses, cancer and a stomach that for the most part is eaten from the inside out. GMOs is also in being linked to the high rate of autism we see here in the good old USA. The spectrum is now down to every 89 births. This link was made in Europe seeing the same effect in cows after feeding GMO alfalfa. However those behavior's were reversed by the third generation once the GMO was removed from their diet. Anyone who thinks GMOs are a good idea have not done their home work and are on the Capitalist Money Train. One in three women now suffer thyroid disorders. Thyroid leads to heart issue, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, memory issues, and massive weight gain. In large part because of how this interacts with estrogen. One if 5 men are now having issue with Thyroid disease. GMO are Corporate American using people as a science experiment. After all BAD HEALTH IS GOOD BUSINESS in this nation.
I would bet there is a great impact to the county. Who pays for all the over time for CDOT, the message, the extra police, not to mention those who make a living using Hwy 40. High horse I don't think so... well except for who thought this was a great idea. I will bet at the end there is money LOST. Due to the grand crash I can see lawsuits being filed for poor crowd control that resulted in damages, pain and suffering. I only say that because Meeker use to have a bike race...until it resulted in a major lawsuit.....due to a crash. I for one am not a fan of bike's or racing them. It has been my personal experience that people who ride bikes tend to be very rude, and road hogs. Something about riding on the "other side" of the white line is hard for them to distinguish. Looked as if in the grand crash that the white line was being crowed with out the understanding that the handle bars might be hanging over just a little. I would love to know in the end how the tax payers came out of this. A real accounting. Not the fudged numbers of how much was money was brought in but an off set of the cost, including the closing of the court house.
I would like to know what the cost of this race was to CDOT (overtime), Troopers, Local Police and tax payer. There is a cost to people who use Hwy40 to make a living. Time is money. If I were to place a bet, I can see a major lawsuit being file against the town and county for poor crowd control that resulted in damages due to the grand crash at the end. Should be most interesting to watch.
I am always amazed on how those who ride bike have to be right on the white line, not thinking about the handle bars reaching past that line. I am also a little shocked that the public wasn't roped off. People make poor choices.
Thank you, I thought the same thing. I live in Hayden. While watching the fire I noticed there was a message for me on my phone......for the bike race. I have receive yet another reverse 911 for the bike race.
Minimal risk is more like and yes, you are right most of the contamination to water has little to do with Fracking and far more to do with equipment error. If you take a good long look at all the wells through out the USA, and that actual "contamination" of any water it is less that 1/2 of a percent. Not bad odds, as well as the industry doesn't want to loose anything, because it's all about money.
As far as air pollution, all the cars on Lincoln, and the smell from park are more pollution that what you'll get from oil, or natural gas. No one wants to loose money. I look at this as a national security issue, nothing like the BS from Washington with the NDAA, or the NSA, but the right to be warm and have the most simple of things. The more fighting and foolishness over gas and oil, the higher in price everything goes. There is enough natural gas in Rio Blanco County that it can fill ALL the needs of the USA for 100 years. That is per a USGS report in 2003. Yet, because of the BS and incorrect information from people who lack the ability to learn past their agenda, we all pay the price. Our nation pays the price. Too much red tape, too much greed of towns and counties reaching in the pockets of oil companies have slowed everything down to almost a stop. I don't know, you like paying almost 4.00 for a gallon of gas? You don't think it effects what you try to purchase in a store, to your insurance and to your IPad? It touches everything and everyone. While out looking for the enemy, we are it.
As a person who WAS a democrat all my life, I am sick to death of the poor policy that is taking place on a local, state and federal level. Its a joke. Far too often that civil service is more like self service and it shows, and we pay for it.
I use to call my self and environmentalist, but to me any more that is a dirty word. I am a conservationists. The constant perpetual BS on the health of Fracking places me over the top. PEOPLE... fracking has been used clear back in the 1940s and has never stopped!! Why? Because OIL doesn't flow freely!. For those who bash the Petroleum Companies, stop and take an honest look around you. What do you have that has NOT be touched by the use of Petroleum? It is in everything, made by it, or got it to you! Yep it's even in your ski equipment, its behind the lifts, its in your IPhone and Computer, as well as your lotion, shampoo and laundry soap! My Dad was a coal miner for 42 years and a roughneck during the summers when the coal mine were idle. He was also a 5th generation Routt County-ite. His Dad worked rigs here in the 1920...when the OIL was on the surface and YES by water, back when the men were made of Iron and the rigs were made of wood.
So would you rather we keep depending on oil from overseas from nations that HATE US(A), and rightfully so!?? Do you want to embrace hyper inflation past what we already have? Do you want to see the point where it can take 100.00 to buy some bread? Why? Because the American Standard of currency is being removed from the rest of the world. In other words IT HAS NO VALUE. Even China is dumping it as fast as they can, along with Japan, Germany, Russia, and the rest of the world. When that takes place and is in full swing get ready, you can ONLY WISH we had energy and could afford it. We are far more than "just local" or just the USA. We are global, and are paying the effects of unnecessary war and two faced political systems of Bush and Obama. (they really are one in the same just different shades of gray)
You also seem to over look those who work in this area, on rigs, and coal mines....THIS IS ALSO THEIR HOME. Last time I looked very few people S**t in the bed they sleep in. Same with people who live and work here. We all need to get out of our own way, and realize that major change is a FACT, its close and it has little to do with what is taking place on a "Local" level, but will have profound effects on a massive level. Look past your own door step!!
Its so important to remember "keep it local." Over 15% of the USA is on food stamps, and 45% live on more than they make, meaning credit. Knowing that 15% of the population has NO money to eat on is shocking. Knowing that there is a lack of understanding of growing, or taking care of themselves is even more shocking. Most people seem to be blind what is taking place on a world level with the slow removal of the US Dollar as the world currency. When all things fall in place we can only hope that it would be like the 1930, but I do think it will be far more of an impact. As my old Daddy would say; "Better grab your own arrs kid! Its going to be rough." We will all need to be able to rely on each other, help each other, and support each other. Keeping it local is most important, make it simple. As an old hippy, keep the government out of it as much as possible. The FDA, USDA, and EPA is oozing with Monsanto employees, not to forget the head of the FDA is an X Monsanto President....thanks to the sell out of George Obama!!
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