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Comments for: Thousands of cyclists wind up American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine in Belfast

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to all who finished. 

  • DonHorchKingofMen

    Yes,and what a joy it is to have to drive around 3 cyclists riding side by side down Rt 3 every year! Great cause but the actions of some of them have cause many near accidents.

    • Anonymous

      I was a Trekker this past weekend, and I agree with you. The event says cyclists are not to ride side-by-side, but “technically” according to the law, cyclists are treated as a vehicle and have to right of way when vehicles approach from the rear. As a fellow cyclist, I find it inconsiderate because when I want to pass them, I have to put myself at higher risk than is necessary if they would ride single file like everyone else. I suppose, though, wherever you go, you will always find someone who is eager to sacrifice the safety of others for their own convenience.

    • Guest

      I must say that I could not agree more.  This is an awesome cause and fund raiser, but as each year passes, the actions of SOME of the cyclists are just plan pathetic, and get worse each year.  Many think of themselves as finishing the Tour de France…..No respect for others, pedestrian, cars etc….they think that they own the road…..Again, this is the minority, but it is getting rediculous…..to the point that many of us in Belfast wish they would finish elsewhere…..

    • Anonymous

      Here we go. For 364 days a year, 365 in Leap Year, you drivers enjoy total dominance of the road. For ONE day, a critical mass of cyclists forces you to alter your driving habits, and you still complain.
      Can you imagine 50 people a day, I said 50 people a day, fed up with gas prices and parking and lack of exercise, deciding to use a bicycle instead of a car? They might call it a movement.
      Seen all the car accidents in the news lately NOT caused by buses or bicycles?

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