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Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column once again baffled, this time by the apparent onslaught of bicycle riders coming soon to DIA.How do we know to expect some type of cyclist swarm at the airport? Well, we had the pleasure of driving the (nearly interminable) Pena Boulevard yesterday, and we noticed a slew of signage – “Share the Road,” “Watch out for bicycle traffic,” a sign with a simple picture of a bicycle and an arrow pointing up the on-ramp toward Pena, “No bicycle riding on the tarmac” (OK, we made the last one up …)

But really, we counted almost a dozen signs between the terminal, the parking lot and along the highway … and I have just one question. Well, maybe not just one.Who in the world would be riding their bike to the airport? Is the 10-mile stretch between the DIA circus tent and I-70 some secret road biker stash? Am I missing something here? Do roadies quietly crave airplane exhaust when pumping the pedals?Ummm, the answer to all of these questions is obviously no … but you wouldn’t know it from all the bike signage in and around the airport.

And it’s not like people live anywhere near DIA. In order to ride Pena, you’d have to DRIVE into the area, park your car, unload your bike and then hop in the saddle to cruise the boulevard. Who in their right might would do that?Just another window on the weird world happening down on the Front Range …***

Yeah, umm, we love dogs in this here column. So we’re particularly troubled by the following story about some pellet-gun punks roaming Summit Cove. It comes courtesy of Jules:”I was dog sitting a couple of the nicest labs you’ll ever meet. While they were staying with me they escaped from my back yard for a couple of hours while I was at work one day. During this time they were both shot with a pellet gun. I live in the Cove and have lived there for almost 10 years. I always thought it was a great place to live – now I’m not so sure! Someone out there is shooting at harmless dogs. “Dog owners in the Cove: Keep an eye on them so the same thing doesn’t happen.”

Good news: both dogs (pictured somewhere on this page) are going to make a full recovery.***We out, riding up and down Airport Road.


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