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Old 02-09-16, 10:31 AM
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Open letter to a Jacksonville Florida rider

I sincerely hope that whoever you are you had a good long ride up
San Jose Blvd without having to bother with minor annoyances like traffic lights, cross
traffic and being passed by other vehicles.
I'm sure that you had a good draft on the 7 odd miles you joined my mother's funeral
procession the Sunday before last (January 31st).
The police escort could do nothing as you weren't technically breaking any laws.
Needless to say there were quite a few people in the procession who found your
lack of respect a little more than disturbing.
We as cyclists have a difficult enough time with non riders' perceptions without you adding something
as thoughtless of this to those perceptions.
Some of the comments I heard in response to your ride ranged from 'dooring' you, to one person who thought
physical violence was a good option.

Based on what I saw (specialized bike, helmet, lights etc.) I would venture to say
you're a fairly serious rider. I'm just saddened that you thought your training
was more important than common courtesy and respect.

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Old 02-09-16, 02:54 PM
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How crass. Doubtful as it is that the person involved would see or hear about this...it sure would be nice.
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Old 02-09-16, 02:58 PM
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Sorry this happened to you lotek. I lost my mom last April and can only imagine how irritating this would have been had she had a funeral.
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Old 02-10-16, 11:26 AM
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I can't imagine how any reasonable person would think this is proper.
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