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'A Punishing Experience' 

Editor:

Having lived in Honeydew for 37 years, I have travelled the route of the May 20 Tour of the Unknown Coast bicycle race innumerable times in my vehicle. Never have I seen the road in such horrendous condition as I did on my last transit, May 9 ("Board of Supervisors Talks 'Band Aid' Funding for Roads," posted Feb. 8).

A representative of the Public Works Department offered assurances that the road crew would do everything possible to prepare the course. Representatives of the Tour of the Unknown Coast have not responded to my concerns about rider safety.

I earnestly encourage all who are planning to participate in the event to travel the entire course in a vehicle prior to the race in order to make an informed decision as to whether they are up to what will certainly be a punishing experience.

Peter Marshall, Honeydew

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