We are building momentum to defeat the current Sheriff in the 2010 election as he is a bit of a creep. Here is the first of many blows. Please forward this out.
From Ford Isbey (rebel rouser)
He sent the following (below) letter to Bicycle Colorado
You guys should each have addresses of more cyclists or folks who support cycling....which I will not have in this distribution. Please forward the Bicycle Colorado alerts and any other information you like to rally AS MANY PEOPLE as possible. If contacting each of our State Senators is the next move....a deluge of emails will speak loudly. EVERYONE needs to step up and put some effort into this and be a huge counter-punch to the Sheriff and others opposing our enjoyment of a sport we're passionate about. If any of your contacts are interested in receiving these updates please forward their addresses and they'll be added.
Here is the letter that was sent to Bicycle Colorado:
What is the next step for a call to action to the Fort Collins cycling
community and Larimer County cycling residents.... since thankfully the
Senate did not concur with the House Amendments.
It's incredulous...since bicycles have to obey the same laws as motorists that with the current language, basically cyclists could not pass one another on state roads. Begs the question what are Dan Grunig, Governor Ritter and other cyclists going to do when we/they approach a significantly slower rider....on some 10 mile stretch of road ?....park yourself behind their wheel and suffer the consequences...it's an easy point to comprehend that the amendment is utter nonsense. It's obvious it's inclusion is politically motivated.
Sheriff Alderden and the truckers association have been very active in
trying to "diminish, impair or kill cycling" in Larimer County. In
my opinion....he'd like to seriously curtail the number of cyclists on the roads....perhaps even drive them off the roads completely. I have written at length to representatives in and outside my district...with industry statistics...supported by my 5 years of industry experience and involvement.
I'd appreciate an update ASAP. We have a ground roots voter database underway...well in advance of the 2010 Sheriff's election...if there is a candidate to run against Alderden we will do everything we can financially and technologically to defeat him and have him voted out of office.