I would like to comment on the recent column “Cyclist on narrow roads create decisions” (June 22).
We, as a community, need to realize that we live in an area that has a high percentage of narrow and winding roads.
In addition, we live in a beautiful area that attracts many motorists and cyclists alike.
The pivotal thing we need to realize at all times is that cyclists are motorists, too.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
And, we all know there are good drivers and bad drivers, and so goes the same with cyclists. I have seen examples of bad decisions by motorists and cyclists firsthand as an avid cyclist of many years.
I think the most important thing to realize is that a bicycle is another vehicle on the road. As motorists: If we slow down, lightly honk our horns or simply compromise in some way to avoid an accident, then we have done what we can given the circumstances.
Never forget that a cyclist on a 20-pound bicycle has absolutely no chance against a 4,000-pound vehicle!
Jeff Allen, Paso Robles