Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001
Subject: Fwd: (BIKE CLUB LEADER HYPROCRITES) What's good for the goose is good for the gander
February 15, 2001
ATTN: KSJO Radio
Dear Mssrs. Cunningham and Southerland:
My husband is a devoted fan of your radio station (sick puppy that he is),
although I am not. I am only grateful that I have survived our marriage
without the challenge of Dirty Friday.
On the subject of the recent furor over certain comments made allegedly
threatening the safety of bicyclists and motorcyclists, I have a few
comments. First of all, anyone who listens to KSJO for any length of time at
all, knows that the risk of listening is that YOU WILL BE INSULTED IN A
VARIETY OF WAYS. As I have found that the average IQ of a mountain biker is
routinely less than the level of air pressure in a depressed tricycle tire, I
am not surprised at the outcry.
As a former bicycle commuter between San Rafael and San Francisco, I am
keenly aware of the dangers of the road. If I thought for a moment that any
remarks emanating from KSJO would be taken with more than a pulverized grain
of kosher salt as ACTUALLY SERIOUS, I would be outraged also. However,
having been subjected to the perpetual drone of all forms of human
degradation presented on your radio station (which for some reason entertains
people like my husband), I know better.
What is very amusing to me is that some of the writers who have sent you
letters of indignation are leaders of mountain biking organizations whose
members have threatened or caused physical harm to HIKERS if they're not
allowed to build, and ride on, singletrack trails wherever they want,
whenever they want, however they want, and who DRIVE HIKERS AND HORSES OFF
THE TRAIL!! One of the respondents in an email to you dated today has even
bragged about his knowledge of illegal trail construction in Marin County!!
These are the LEADERS of organizations which promote illegal off-road
bicycling, and who threaten and bully people who object to it!!
So there you have it. Hypocrisy, par excellence!!
On a serious note, motorists are woefully ignorant about the comprehensive
rights of on-road cyclists as outlined in the California Vehicle Code.