To the editor:
I guess it bears repeating. Nowhere is it written that cars own the roads, or that they have priority over anything or anyone on the road. Cyclists are constantly harassed by those who can't seem to grasp this concept. Some even deem it their responsibility to teach those cyclists a lesson on who they think does own the road by swerving in their direction on purpose.
Recently, one such driver of a black truck did just that when, on a dirt road north of Lawrence, the driver came way too close to a cyclist (a friend and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet just trying to get his ride in) and knocked him into a ditch and into next week and then drove off.
You could have killed him, do you get that? Hit and run is what that is, not some misguided vigilante justice. Please spread the word. When you hear a driver complaining about cyclists, they have a right to be there. The roads are for everyone. And, if you have to slow down for a cyclist, it is just a part of driving. Like stopping for lights, pedestrians, etc. We all own the roads. They are for everyone to use.