Two-wheeled death threat exhibited on Dam Road |

Two-wheeled death threat exhibited on Dam Road

While driving home on the Dillon Dam Road the other day, my life flashed before my eyes. With no warning, a huge RV swerved into my lane and came directly toward me. Then at the last second, it swerved back into its lane only to reveal an SUV right behind it doing the exact same thing.

The SUV then swerved back into its lane, with less time to spare than the RV. Only then did I realize the cause of my near-fatal collisions – a bicyclist on the Dam Road as it goes over the dam.

As my racing heart slowed to normal, my anxiety changed to anger as I remembered that only a few feet away is a beautiful two-lane bike path paralleling the road.

I can only guess if it was a lapse in good judgment or an example of the growing militancy among road cyclists who seem to feel they have the same right to access all roads that an automobile has.

I have looked for and did not find any signs warning cyclists not to use the Dam Road.

This has to change. The person who will be killed won’t be a Spandex-clad Lance Armstrong wannabe with a pointy helmet, a $2,000 bike and a bag of water on his back. It will be an innocent motorist driving the speed limit in his own lane.

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