City Councilman Cowles uses profanity towards cyclists

From the Daily Camera

Apparently City Councilman, Macon Cowles, sent an email directed to Frank Overton of FastCat Coaching stating "In fact, I made the motion and spoke for it at length. All any of us are hearing today -- regardless of which side of that issue we were on -- is a bunch of s--t from people with a single minded focus on mountain bikes."

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Whiners...No doubt some are...

No doubt some of our bretheren and sisteren are "whiney and spoiled". However, overall I got the sense from the media that most were reasonably well behaved, sincere, and presented legitimate arguments in support of access. I don't think the Mayor was justified in grouping us all in the whiney and spoiled category. Her response shows a rather closed mind when it comes to impartially considering opposing viewpoints.

Bad Blood

I've been hearing rumblings that a group of mountain bikers are preparing to ride restricted trails as a renegade attempt to stick it to the man. This is perhaps the most counter-productive thing they could do. It would validate Mayor Osborne's type-casted remarks and malign the efforts of all the folks who advocate for the rest of us.

It's too much to rewrite, but my two cents can be viewed at http://alchemistthreadworks.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1419&ac...

Bad Blood

I've been hearing rumblings that a group of mountain bikers are preparing to ride restricted trails as a renegade attempt to stick it to the man. This is perhaps the most counter-productive thing they could do. It would validate Mayor Osborne's type-casted remarks and malign the efforts of all the folks who advocate for the rest of us.

It's too much to rewrite, but my two cents can be viewed at http://alchemistthreadworks.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/anemone-hill/

If your position is weak...

If your position is weak, just resort to name calling. Mayor Osborne more than likely feels her position on this issue is not a strong one and and it just may go against the will of a majority of her constituents. So, instead of debating the point, or better yet, doing your job and allowing the the voice of the people to be heard, just start calling the opposition names and try to undercut their credibility. This is not an accusation, but rather a guess, but she is probably catering to a strong political supporter. Politics 101