OPINION: Please share the road this weekend

Dear Paul Masuyama and Cache Valley/Franklin County residents:

I plan to join my girlfriends, some of whom are battling cancer, for a bike tour this weekend and will bike many more times in our valley over the summer. Several of us are riding to remember a dear friend who died from cancer this past year-she loved riding in our valley.

Undoubtedly, the sheer number of women on bikes will be overwhelming for residents. I know that 90% of you are always patient and courteous to me when I’m running, walking, or biking. I ask all of you to please remember that we are someone’s mom, daughter, wife, coworker, and friend and that we are doing our best to navigate traffic while keeping our eyes on all of the obstacles that exist in the roadway.

Really, I don’t mean to make you slow down or be late to anything super important. I do try to obey all traffic laws, but again, it’s sometimes hard for me because of obstacles in the road or because of surrounding traffic. Please think about the fact that you’re in a car that can severely hurt or kill.

Please think about the fact that if you do “hold your ground” as suggested by Mr. Masuyama, you may have to answer my daughter, husband, friends, boss, Mr. Robert Debry, and a whole community when they ask where you were going or why you were in such a hurry that you couldn’t wait for a few seconds? Please share the road and please leave early or avoid our routes. Love to all of you.

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