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Who exactly is an "idiot"?

The commenters on one of the Chicago Tribune's blog posts about "idiots" clogging up the lakefront bike path can't seem to agree on who, exactly, are the idiots. The fast cyclists? The dog walkers? Your opinion will probably depend on whether you haul ass on your bike more often than you plod along beside your lumbering doggie.

But after all the bellyaching about tourists being more likely to engage in idiotic behavior of whatever stripe, one suggestion pretty much hit the nail on the head: "If you simply banned everybody on the path who wasn't born in Chicago, you might see 3 or 4 people on it, making it much more manageable."

Sad, but probably true.

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