Letter: Open Letters to Open Letters Part 1

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602 S. Gay Street
2nd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

Dear Knoxville Car Driver,

If you expect me to “share the road” with you [“Bike Messenger,” Letters, Oct. 17, 2013], I expect you to stop discharging endless amounts of green house/cancer-causing chemicals into the air that we all have to breath.

I’m constantly having to come to a stop, wasting my own bio-energy, out of fear of being crushed to death by your dragon-like steel beasts of death. As a bicyclist, I am powered mostly by vegetables from my own garden (and a small amount of ice cream), while you are powered by petroleum byproducts whose use causes the mosaic of dangers we are all familiar with. We the people are tired of it! Stop!

The blue basket bicyclist (please don’t run me over, I gotta get to work),

Shaun Scenard

Knoxville

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Comments » 1

InThisCatapult writes:

Shaun,

The majority of your response has absolutely NOTHING to do with my original letter. Well, except your closing line.

I'M TRYING NOT TO RUN OVER YOU!! That's my whole point. However, it's getting increasingly more difficult to avoid such a disaster considering the nonsense I see Knoxville bicyclists pulling all over town.

Spread the word amongst your community to obey the laws or be prepared to pay the price. I'm not threatening anyone . . . just warning you that if the bulk of the cycling population I see continues to ride like they do, someone WILL die in our town. I don't want that.

Thanks

Jimmie

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