Let them play ... Somewhere else

 

As a cyclist, hiker and returnee to Colorado after a 30-year absence, I was surprised at the level of mayhem that piston-head vehicles have inflicted on the Front Range ("Western kids have fun -- and die -- motoring off-road," HCN, 6/24/13). It's a disappointment. Rather than sacrifice a beautiful state like Colorado, maybe we should promote open-pit mines as the "ultimate riding experience" for these thrill-seekers. Let's dedicate played-out mines to a 24-7 experience like no other.

John Stephens
Littleton, Colorado