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dhstreip said...

If NASCAR drivers can't go around in circles on a closed track without crashing, how can we normal motorists?

If Lebron James can't play a game of basketball without committing a foul, how can our kids be expected to play fairly?

If highly trained NFL players can't completely avoid facemask penalties and illegal tackles, then our high school football teams should be disbanded.

You also fail to mention that at least one rider, if not more, crashed Saturday during the time trial -- on completely closed roads, riding one at a time, spaced a minute apart.

Your problem is comparing imperfect beings -- every single one of us -- against a perfect, impossible standard. Of course professional cyclists don't want to crash, yet their wrecks become more spectacular the better they get.

The W Road is not a perfect road for motorists, even without bicycles in the equation. Want me to tell you how often I see cars crossing the double yellow lines, on that road and others, just for kicks and giggles? I hope not, because it's an innumerable amount.

By the way, what is your fascination with Spandex? The purpose-built clothing you're referring to is actually called Lycra. "Bicycles ridden by people in spandex don't [cause erosion]" ... but what about bikes ridden by people in Carhartts? Denim? Sweatpants?

If an editor can't publish an article without making false equivalencies, then we should disallow all writing by less-experienced authors. Unfortunately, your right to the First Amendment is the same as mine. I just hope more people respectfully exercise their right to voice their concerns about your "proposal."

May 30, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.
dhstreip said...

From Wikipedia: "Al-Quds is the most common Arabic name for Jerusalem and is used by many cultures influenced by Islam. The word Quds is derived from the Semitic root Q-D-S, meaning 'holy.'"

Jerusalem is a central location to the Big Three world religions. It's a beautiful city. It has also been the site of violence by Americans, Christians, Jews and Muslims. I would bet that Musa named his cafe for the former.

August 31, 2011 at 9:13 a.m.
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