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Don’t paint all cyclists

The Editor,

This letter is in response to the article (“Farm Point-ing out trail dangers, Low Down, Aug. 3 edition.)

My spouse and I, in our 60s, recently bought E-bikes, which have rekindled our love for exercise and the great outdoors. We use the Chelsea trail just about every day and feel so lucky to have this in our backyard. I have to say this article upset me, and I felt that it was bound to happen.

Just like the fight against the trail in the first place, the privacy issues, then its width, then its thickness, then the material, etc. Concerning speeding and seeing the children on the tracks, my hubby and I would have slowed down to almost a complete stop. We do it for walkers, dogs, and bikes. I do not want to be painted with the same brush as other cyclists and am concerned this is what’s going to happen here.