To the editor:
When it comes to "sharing the road," there are lots of bicyclists who have forgotten the rules of the road. If you check your driver's handbook, being on a bike is driving. The rules on how to conduct yourself for the safety of everyone on the road applies to bicycles, too.
That red octagon means what it says: STOP. Do not just ride on past. The lack of respect for the established rules of the road could be the reason so many drivers take issue with bicyclists. I love it when it is time to chip and seal County Road 458. The lack of bike traffic makes up for the inconvenience of having the road closed for construction.
As for the items listed in "Public road" (Public forum, Sept. 28): The farm equipment helps feed you; the school buses are taking children to school. The folks pulling trailers are doing business or having fun, just like you and the mopeds. As for the elderly, you should show some respect for the people who built, protected and turned this country over to you! Climbing on a bicycle does not give you the right to be rude. You should not be a disruption to traffic. Follow your own advice, and "share the road," do not hog it!