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Makeshift speed bump jars bicyclists

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 14:09:51-04

MONTEZUMA, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities have asked a homeowner in Montezuma to back off after a homemade speed bump caused minor injuries to several cyclists and damaged two bikes.

Summit County Interim Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons says deputies found plastic pipes and rubber hoses that formed a makeshift barrier near the home of a disgruntled homeowner.

Several bicyclists had to pay for repairs that cost up to $500. The helmet of one cyclist was cracked, but no serious injuries were reported.

According to the Summit Daily, the homeowner was ordered to remove the barrier and talk with officials about building a legal speed bump with the county for next summer.

Bicyclists are also being asked not to interfere with traffic.

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