bicyclists

Reader Input: Bike riders are fit but plain lazy

Dear Mr. Larry Brann-Smith (“Cyclists have road rights,” Reader Input, Sept. 21): I am the one who is shocked, as well as many other drivers, I am certain. So, you th ...

Bicyclists and narrow roads are no match

As you may have heard, there is a new law, effective Tuesday, that requires drivers to allow 3 feet between themselves and a bicyclist when traveling in the same direction. Easier ...

Reader input: Ride single file for road safety

To bicyclists everywhere, would you please consider always riding single file on our narrow country roads?  When you ride side-by-side, if it’s safe to do so, I cross sl ...

Reader Input: Laws, taxes not the solution

Response to “Hold bicyclists to standards” letter to the editor printed March 20: This is in response to Timothy Craig’s suggestion that bicyclists be licensed ...

Reader Input: Hold bicyclists to standards

For too many years now we have been having to deal with the steady increase in bicycle traffic on the back roads throughout the foothills. I am not a bike rider and not against t ...

Road users must show courtesy

Bruce Bowman and other bicyclists everywhere (“Cyclist wants to know why,” Reader Input, Oct. 2): I may be over-reacting, or it could be that 98 percent of bicyclists g ...

Let motorists exercise caution

Re: “Bicycle confrontations frighten,” (Reader Input, Sept. 23). Again, we see motorists’ arrogance. “We are subject to their lack of regard for safety.” I travel Baxter ...

Auburn cyclist shares tips for safe riding

Regarding the recent articles about cycling in the Auburn community, I’ve been cycling safely in the Auburn area for many years and here are some unwritten rules my cycling frien ...

Bicycle confrontations frighten driver

I read with interest the Monday, Sept. 19 Auburn Journal article, “Cyclists, residents debate courtesy on roads.” Unfortunately, this debate goes far beyond courtesy. It’s ab ...

Maybe speed bumps are only solution

Re: “Cyclists, residents debate courtesy on roads,” Journal, Sept. 19: I’ve lived in the Virginiatown/Gold Hill Road area for some time and have watched, seen, walked and dri ...

Velocity addicts have own road

I get very tired of the whiny, bicycle-bashing letters from people who seem to feel that the world should adjust itself to fit their convenience. They claim bikes are not safe, and ...

Bicyclists not above the law

I must say I agree with Chuck Mortensen regarding cyclists (Reader Input, June 30). The other day at the stop sign on East Lincoln Way where the freeway exits I saw two men on rac ...

Inequity gets driver’s goat

Mr. Chris Carmichael: In response to your claim that bicyclists have an equal right to the road (Reader Input, June 28): Last October I sent a check to the DMV in the amount of $75 ...

Residents sound off over road seal

Gravel, noise and no notification have some South Auburn residents and local bicyclists annoyed. Last week the Road Maintenance Division of the Placer County Public Works Departme ...

Bicycle bashers need common sense

Do people like George Vann ever bother to think before they write letters to the Journal? In his letter of Aug. 16, he says bicyclists need to get a California license, registrati ...