Here’s another interesting piece I received via Twitter. Jumi asked how I felt about this piece at MPR about how the bike community (casual riders, commuters, etc.) feels that the spandex-clad racer crowd should be more involved in the ongoing advocacy and planning issues than they currently are.
— Jumi! (@sparklemotion) September 2, 2015
Generally speaking, yeah, we should be. However, they also need to understand that the spandex crowd already is fighting to keep racing alive as a sport. And generally speaking, we are out training on roads like we’ve always done — riding on the shoulder, fighting traffic, etc.
That said, we should definitely be doing more. Every cyclist should. I don’t know about what form that takes, or how best to do it, but it’s something that I think all racers should consider doing. I will be.
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