Bikers have blown it

  I’d like to answer the rhetorical question on the cover of the Sept. 18 issue: "Mountain bikers, long vilified as unruly renegades, are finally winning respect — and access to more trails. But does a new generation of gonzo riders threaten all that?" My response is: I certainly hope so. Nothing pictured on the cover, nor in the related article inside, requires access to wilderness, or any other kind of protected area.

Mountain bikers as "part of the conservation movement" would be laughable if it weren’t so perverse.

Ray Schoch
Lakewood, Colorado