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Tour de France wannabes

Dear Editor:To the two Tour de France wannabes riding as fast as you possibly could on the Basalt-Snowmass trail mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 21, who nearly sideswiped us on our horses:You are very fortunate indeed that our horses have better manners than the two of you or your rude behavior could have cost you and/or us our lives. Bikes are required to yield to horses on the trail (Yes, horses are allowed on the trail). Cutting as close as you could to us and our horses and screaming obscenities at us as you went by as fast as you could go in an attempt to frighten our horses was more than rude – it was sheer insanity. If you had any sense at all, you would realize that 1,100 pounds of force can be a force to be reckoned with. I wonder who would have been upset if our horses would have been frightened by your ignorant actions and run over you? Believe it or not, it is not just YOUR trail. I’m grateful that the majority of people who use the trail are pleasant and willing to share with others. If you can’t abide by the rules, be pleasant and leave the chip on your shoulder behind, or please stay at home.Pam OsbornSnowmassP.S. I believe there is a speed limit on the path also.

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