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Sierra Daily

Sep 29, 2010

No Blue Helmets?

Colorado cyclists realize that they've been found out by Dan Maes, the Republican candidate for governor. Shortly before winning his party's nomination, Maes identified the bike sharing program started by Denver mayor John Hickenlooper (who is also his Democratic gubenatorial rival) as a United Nations plot:

"This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.

Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have." Bikeam

Realizing that secrecy was no longer an option, the public-interest group ProgressNow Colorado seized the opportunity to clothe their UN shock cyclists in traditional baby blue. "Every United Nations community has to have a uniform," reads their fundraising pitch. "So we made these handsome t-shirts to kick off our U.N. Bicycle Ambassador program."

For an extra donation, you can probably have your t-shirt delivered by black helicopter.

--Paul Rauber

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