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Old 07-12-07, 06:59 AM
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Frustrated...

Hey guys

The city next to my hometown is really going through some cyclist versus cagers hatred right now... as you can see by the daily poll on the city newspaper's website. http://www.lacrossetribune.com/

See, it all started last saturday when a cyclist was hit while desceding down a hill by a farm truck and trailer. The victim was side swipped and eventually hit the rear fender of the trailer causing him to go flying into the ditch. He had a concussion, broken vertebrae, and shattered ankle. The stinger of this whole thing is that the driver of the truck did not stop....it was a hit and run. But, luckily the victim was biking with friends and they had a great description of the vehicle and were able to catch the criminal.


Now....there's lots of hated going back and forth between cyclists and cagers in our town....makes me very frustrated...especially when no leaders back up cyclist's rights. It's enough to make me want to take a stand...who knows.


Initial story
http://www.lacrossetribune.com/artic...icyclist10.txt

Criminal Busted
http://www.lacrossetribune.com/artic...00hitrun11.txt

Check these articles out for more on this story and be sure to read the comments to the articles new the bottoms of the stories. I have to say that for the most part they are accepting of cyclists, but some make me wery.

Thank you for your interest.
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