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Motorcycle noise an unnecessary `issue’

Dear Editor,

Roxanne Morris expressed her thoughts about sections of my letter, and I am responding.

I did not tell Steve Smith to put a muffler over his mouth because I did not agree with his position, as you so cleverly suggested. I said it because Mr. Smith’s “articulate and calm” letter had previously told the motorcyclists to either put a muffler on their bikes, or go someplace else.



I suppose that was different, though, because his letter sounded calmer, more articulate, and was not a personal attack against those who ride motorcycles. Whatever.

The position I am taking on this issue has nothing to do with your analogy of which letter writers have been rational, irrational, calm, or irate, but instead has everything to do with what I believe to be people taking an event – a motorcycle rally – and producing an unnecessary “issue”: noise created by legally operated vehicles.



It is unrealistic to think that if a person writes a letter to the local newspaper condemning motorcycle noise that at least a couple of people are not going to voice their opposing points of view in whatever manner they feel necessary; however, I guess those who sit on their pedestals disagree.

Sincerely,

Amy Ito

Glenwood Springs


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